Individuals age 5 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Longstreet Clinic is excited to offer the vaccine to this additional age group.
Longstreet Clinic Pediatrics has received inventory of the lower dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for ages 5-11 and has developed a schedule for administering the vaccine to this age group in our pediatric offices.
COVID-19 vaccine availability for ages 5-11
Tuesdays and Wednesdays*
12:30 – 5:00 p.m.
*This schedule will continue as long as we have vaccines available and there is demand.
Additional vaccine clinic days for those 5 to 11 will be scheduled in Buford, Baldwin, Oakwood and Braselton as necessary. Check back for updates. You and/or your child do not have to be Longstreet Clinic patients to receive the vaccine here. However, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no cost to receive the vaccine.
Walk-ins are accepted at all of these times as long as inventory is available. Patient families can also call their pediatrician’s office or our vaccine line at 678-207-4402 to schedule an appointment.
For more information about our pediatric practice and our locations, click here.
Those who are 12 and older can continue walking in to our Gainesville Urgent Care and Oakwood Family Medicine offices or schedule an appointment. Click here for more information on hours and locations.
Information about vaccination in ages 5-11
According to information from the CDC, children 5 through 11 years old will receive a separate Pfizer vaccine formulation that has one-third the dose given to adolescents and adults, and will receive the vaccine with a smaller needle. For more information about differences in formulation and dosage for those 5 to 11, click here.
The CDC also advises children between the ages of 2 and 4 years old, other unvaccinated children and adults to continue to wear a mask in public spaces and around people they don’t live with.
On Nov. 16, Longstreet Clinic Pediatrics, Northeast Georgia Health System, Northeast Georgia Physician Group and District 2 Public Health hosted an information session to answer commonly asked questions about vaccinating young children against COVID-19. The Zoom discussion was broadcast via Facebook Live and is available to view below.
For more information about the Covid-19 vaccine, click here.