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COVID-19 Vaccine Available for All Patients 5 and Older - Schedule Now!

Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

Directly schedule your free COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Appointments open to new and current patients 5 years and older.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from FDA and endorsement from the CDC to provide a two-dose primary series to individuals 5 through 11 years of age.

Kelsey-Seybold strongly recommends protecting your child with vaccination to prevent COVID-19.

“COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5 through 11 gives us the ability to protect all school-aged children from COVID-19 infection. The vaccine has been shown to be very safe and will allow us to protect children from the rare but serious complications of COVID-19 infection. Vaccinating this age range will also help us better protect the rest of our community. I am vaccinating my 6-year-old because I trust the science behind the vaccine, and I want to keep her safe.”

-- Jessica Lanerie, MD, FAAP

COVID-19 vaccines are free and available to new and current patients who are 5 years and older. At this time, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is the only vaccine approved for emergency use in young patients, 5 through 17 years old.

3 Ways to Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment!

  • Log in to your MyKelsey app or MyKelseyOnline
  • Directly Schedule Online – open to new and current patients. No account registration is required. Use the scheduling feature above to search available dates/times and locations to book your appointment.
  • Call 713-442-5703 to speak with a member of our Contact Center and schedule.

Parent/Guardian Consent Form

If your child is between 5 and 17 years old and will be receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine without a parent or guardian present, please fill out and sign the Consent to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine Without Parent or Guardian Present form prior to your child’s appointment. They will need to bring the signed and completed form to their appointment to receive the vaccine.

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  • How do we know the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for kids?

    The vaccine’s safety was studied in approximately 3,100 children aged 5 through 11 who received the vaccine and no serious side effects have been detected in the ongoing study.

    • COVID-19 vaccines were developed using science that has been around for decades.
    • COVID-19 vaccines are safe—much safer than getting COVID-19.
    • COVID 19-vaccines are effective at preventing severe illness from COVID-19 and limiting the spread of the virus that causes it.

    Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history.

    The vaccine that is authorized for use in children 5 through 11 years of age includes the same mRNA and lipids but different inactive ingredients compared to the vaccine that has been used under EUA in individuals 12 years of age and older.

    The use of these different inactive ingredients helps stabilize the vaccine under refrigerated temperatures and the formulation can be readily prepared to deliver appropriate doses to the 5 through 11-year-old population.

  • What is an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?

    An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is a mechanism to facilitate the availability and use of medical products, including vaccines, during public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

    The FDA may issue an EUA when certain criteria are met, which includes that there are no adequate, approved, available alternatives. In addition, the FDA decision is based on the totality of scientific evidence available showing that the product may be effective to prevent COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic and that the known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product.

    All these criteria must be met to allow the product to be used in the treatment of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • I heard the vaccine can affect things like fertility or long-term health, is that true?

    No, there is no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility or long-term health problems in women or men. Learn more about this and other myths and misunderstandings about the vaccine.

  • Why should I get this if it is not required? Aren't kids resilient when it comes to illnesses like COVID-19?

    Although fewer children have been infected with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can:

    • Be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19
    • Get sick from COVID-19, and require hospitalization because of the illness
    • Spread COVID-19 to others

    In the U.S., COVID-19 cases in children 5 through 11 years of age make up 39% of cases in individuals younger than 18 years of age. Along with the CDC, FDA, and other groups committed to protecting children's health, we strongly recommend that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine.

  • What should you mention to your child’s vaccination provider before your child receives the vaccine?

    Tell us about your child’s medical conditions, including whether your child:

    • has any allergies
    • has had myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart)
    • has a fever
    • has a bleeding disorder or is on a blood thinner
    • is immunocompromised or is on a medicine that affects your child’s immune system
    • has received another COVID-19 vaccine
    • has ever fainted in association with an injection
  • What side effects should we expect?

    Your child may have some side effects, which are normal signs that their body is building protection. Side-effects vary by person, and may include things such as fever, injection site swelling or redness, feeling unwell, decreased appetite or upset stomach, tiredness, or swollen lymph nodes. These side effects may affect their ability to do daily activities, but these should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects.

  • What should I do if my child has side effects?

    Talk to your doctor about taking over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or antihistamines for any pain and discomfort your child may experience after getting vaccinated.

    In most cases, discomfort from pain or fever is a normal sign that your child’s body is building protection. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider:

    • If the redness or tenderness where your child got the shot gets worse after 24 hours
    • If your child’s side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days
    • If your child gets a COVID-19 vaccine and you think they might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the vaccination site, seek immediate medical care by calling 911.

    Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and rare severe allergic reactions.

  • Will I need time off from work, will my child need to stay home from school?

    The vaccine does not contain SARS-CoV-2 and cannot give your child COVID-19. Therefore, your child will not be contagious and cannot infect anyone else because of the vaccine.

    If your child feels well enough to go to school, it is safe and fine for them to continue with regular activities.

    You might need to plan for a day to rest in case your child experiences any of the potential side-effects.

  • Can we do this over the weekend?
    Yes, select locations have appointments available on Friday or Saturday. You may find available appointments here.
  • How much will it cost?
    The COVID-19 vaccine is free and available to new and current patients who are 5 years and older.
  • Can someone else bring my child to get the vaccine, such as a babysitter or relative or family friend?
    Yes! If your child is 5 through 17 years old and will be receiving the vaccine without a parent or guardian present, please fill out and sign the Consent to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine Without Parent or Guardian Present (PDF) form prior to your child’s appointment. They will need to bring the signed and completed form to their appointment to receive the vaccine.
  • How can I learn more?
  • Where will my child’s vaccination information be recorded?

    Your child’s vaccination will be entered into their Kelsey-Seybold Clinic records, which can be viewed in your MyKelsey app or MyKelsey online account. Your child’s COVID-19 vaccination record will also be entered into the Texas Immunization Registry, as required by the state. This helps ensure that your child receives the same vaccine when your child returns for the second dose.

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