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Covid Vaccine Info (updated 9/8/22)

The COVID vaccine is now approved for all children 6 months and older.  LPG is able to offer the Pfizer COVID vaccine in office for patients 6 months of age and older.

**As of 9/8/2022, we do not have the Bivalent COVID vaccine boosters available in the office but we hope to receive it in the next few weeks.  We are pausing the administration of COVID boosters for 12 and older at this time pending receipt of the new formulation.  Please follow LPG social media for further updates.

 

  • 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.
  • What is the schedule for the Pfizer vaccine for 6 months-4 years age group?
    • The Pfizer vaccine is a 3 dose series:  at least 3 weeks between the first and second dose, and at least 8 weeks between the 2nd and 3rd dose.
  • What is the schedule for the Pfizer vaccine 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.  A single booster dose is administered 5 months after the completion of the primary series.
  •  What is the schedule for the Pfizer vaccine 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.  A bivalent booster dose can be administered 2 months after completion of primary series or most recent booster.
  • 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 booster?
    • The Bivalent COVID vaccine booster is the new formulation to better cover the original strains as well as the recent Omicron variants.
  • Who is approved for the Bivalent COVID booster?
    • The Bivalent COVID booster is approved for those 12 years and older (Pfizer) or those 18 years and older (Moderna).   The booster can be administered 2 months after the completion of the primary series or most recent booster.
  • How do I get my child scheduled for their COVID vaccine?
    • Please call the office to check availability of vaccine 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 or is 4 years old and about to turn 5 years old, which vaccine dose should they receive?
    • We encourage your child to get vaccinated as soon as eligible.  At LPG, we will administer the dose for what age your child is at the time the vaccine is being given.
  • 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.

Our office has been working with the health department in their plans to offer vaccines for the community.  Please check the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department website for additional information and appointment availability.

A good place to check appointment availability for vaccines is at www.vaccines.gov.

 

Please see the following website for further education.

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/planning/children/6-things-to-know.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq-children.html

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

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/