What's New

Covid Vaccine Info (updated 1/17/23)

The COVID vaccine is now approved for all children 6 months and older.

We do have the Pfizer Bivalent COVID vaccine doses available in the office for patients 6 months and older.  We have very limited appointment slots for these but feel free to contact the office to try to get scheduled (please remember to bring your COVID vaccine card if you are wanting to get vaccinated in our office).

We also recommend utilizing the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department as a site to obtain the vaccine (https://app.lincoln.ne.gov/city/covid19/#vaccine) or you can check appointment availability for vaccines is at local pharmacies at www.vaccines.gov (age restrictions may apply).

  • Do LPG physicians recommend children receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
    Yes, the physicians at LPG strongly recommend all eligible children to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Which COVID vaccine is recommended for children?
    The physicians at LPG support your child receiving either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and we encourage you to get whichever one is offered to you.
  • Which vaccine will my child receive at LPG?
    LPG is able to offer the Pfizer vaccine to all children 6 months and older.  We have both monovalent vaccine as well as the new bivalent doses.
  • What is the schedule for the primary Pfizer vaccine series for 6 months- 4 years age group?
    The Pfizer vaccine is a 3 dose primary series:  2 doses of the monovalent with at least 3 weeks between the first and second dose and 1 dose of the Bivalent dose which is given at least 8 weeks after 2nd dose
  • What is the schedule for the primary Pfizer vaccine series for 5 years-11 years age group?
    The Pfizer vaccine is a 2 dose primary series:  at least 3 weeks between the first and second dose.
  •  What is the schedule for the primary Pfizer vaccine series for age group of 12 years and older?
    The Pfizer vaccine is a 2 dose primary series:  at least 3 weeks between the first and second dose.
  • If my child is immunocompromised, should they receive an additional COVID vaccine?
    If your child is immunocompromised, please speak to your provider to determine need for additional doses in the primary series or an additional booster.
  • What is the Bivalent COVID dose?
    The Bivalent COVID vaccine is the new formulation to better cover the original strains as well as the recent Omicron variants.
  • Who is approved for the Pfizer Bivalent COVID booster dose?
    5 years and older:  Approved for one Bivalent booster if it has been a least 2 months after completion of the primary series or last monovalent booster.
    6 months-4 years old:  At this time, this age group is not approved for a Bivalent booster dose.  However, if you have received the first 2 doses in the primary series, you will receive a bivalent dose for the 3rd dose in the primary series but this is not a booster dose.
  • How do I get my child scheduled for their COVID vaccine at LPG?
    Please call the office to check availability of vaccine appointment times.  We have very limited vaccine only appointment times.
  • If my child has an upcoming routine well visit scheduled, can my child receive their COVID vaccine at that visit?
    Yes, just mention to the clinical staff or provider at the time of the appointment if you desire to have your child vaccinated.
  • If I have one child scheduled for an upcoming well child check, am I able to bring my other child at the same time to receive their vaccine?
    Please call the office to check if we can get the vaccine scheduled at the same time.  We will try to accommodate this as much as possible.
  • What if my child has a birthday in between vaccine doses (4 year old to 5 year old or 11 year old to 12 year old), which vaccine dose should they receive?
    We encourage your child to get vaccinated as soon as eligible.  We will follow the CDC dose/schedule recommendations for age transitions.
  • If my child recently had COVID, should they still get their COVID vaccine?
    Even if you recently had COVID, you should still get vaccinated to receive added protection against COVID.  Once you have completed your isolation, you may get vaccinated.
  • Am I able to receive the COVID vaccine at the same time as other vaccinations?
    Yes, you can get a COVID vaccine and other vaccines, including a flu vaccine, at the same time.
  • Are there other places where my child may receive their COVID vaccine?
    Yes and we encourage you to receive the vaccine wherever you can get it that is most convenient for you.

Please see the following website for further education.

CDC Update with new boosters:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html?s_cid=11747:covid%20vaccine%20timeline:sem.ga:p:RG:GM:gen:PTN:FY22

AAP COVID Vaccine Schedule:  https://downloads.aap.org/AAP/PDF/COVID%20Vaccine%20Dosing_Quick%20Reference.pdf

CDC COVID vaccine for Children:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/planning/children/6-things-to-know.html

Healthy Children FAQ:  https://healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/covid-vaccines-for-kids-6-months-and-older-faqs-for-families.aspx

AAP FAQ:  https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/covid-19-vaccine-for-children/about-the-covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions/