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COVID-19 Vaccine Information & Registration


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The pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, approved by the CDC on Nov. 2, is widely available across the county from a variety of retail pharmacy and clinical providers, including pediatricians and other healthcare providers, as well as Pima County-sponsored sites.

Here's what parents can do:
  • Go to vaccines.gov or check with your local pharmacy to see if vaccination walk-ins or appointments are available for children. You can also search locations via the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  • Check with your child’s healthcare provider about whether they offer COVID-19 vaccination. See below for a list of pediatricians offering vaccination for their patients and non-patients.
  • The pediatric vaccine is available at three Pima County Public Health Clinics, the Abrams Public Health Center and at various mobile sites at school locations.
READ: Pima County COVID-19 vaccination plan for children aged 5-11

Booster shots

Booster vaccines are available to anyone 18 and over who is six months from their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two months since their single shot of Johnson & Johnson.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. For example, if you initially had two shots of Pfizer, you can switch to Moderna or J&J.

Where can I get my booster?

All three vaccine booster types are widely available at pharmacies as well as Pima County sites and mobile clinics listed below. To search for locations and vaccine types at pharmacies, look on the AZDHS webpage or at vaccines.gov.


Pediatric Vaccination locations

These pediatric providers are offering vaccination for children 5 to 11 years old, including those who are not their patients. Please call for availability, hours of operation and to make an appointment.


Pediatrician   Location  Contact Information
Agave Family Medicine & Breast Feeding Support 1925 W. Orange Grove Rd. #201  (520) 372-2167
Continental Family Medical Center 1260 S. Campbell Ave.  (520) 407-5900
Desert Pediatrics 5983 E. Grant Rd.  (520) 721-5350
Mesquite Pediatrics 2350 N. Kibler Pl. STE 1   (520) 648-5437
MD Acute 310 N. Wilmot Rd. #206  (520) 372-8292
Oro Valley Pediatrics 1856 E. Innovation Park Dr.  (520) 825-7111

Upcoming open mobile vaccination clinics -- no appointment needed

Location Date/Hours Vaccine
Hendricks Elementary
3400 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tuesday, Nov. 30
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Pfizer (adult dose)
Pfizer (5-11 dose)
Amphitheater Middle School
315 E. Prince Rd.
Wednesday, Dec. 1
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Pfizer (adult dose)
Pfizer (5-11 dose)
Tucson Indian Center
160 N. Stone Ave.
Wednesday, Dec. 1
3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Pfizer (adult dose only)
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Nottinghill Apartments
2660 N. Alvernon Way
Thursday, Dec. 2
noon - 2 p.m.
Pfizer (adult dose only)
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Esperanza Elementary
2353 E. Bantam Rd.
Thursday, Dec. 2
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Pfizer (adult dose)
Pfizer (5-11 dose)
Laguna Elementary
5001 N. Shannon Rd.
Friday, Dec. 3
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Pfizer (adult dose)
Pfizer (5-11 dose)

Standing Vaccination PODs -- no appointment needed (all three boosters available)

Location Days/Hours Vaccine
Abrams Public Health Center
3950 S. Country Club 
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Pfizer (including 5-11)
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson 
Theresa Lee Health Center
1493 W. Commerce Court
520-724-7900
Monday, Tuesday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pfizer (including 5-11)
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
North clinic
3550 N. 1st Ave.
520-724-2880
Monday: 8 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pfizer (including 5-11)
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
East clinic
6920 E. Broadway
520-724-9650
Monday, Thursday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to noon
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pfizer (including 5-11)
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Pharmacies Various days/hours
Search for availability: AZ Department of Health or
VaccineFinder.org
Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson
Veterans Find more information on the Save Lives Act
Make an appointment at the VA
Moderna

The Health Department encourages people to call the offices to make an appointment, but the clinics will take walk-ins during regular hours. No ID is required, but vaccinators will need to verify the name and date of birth of the recipient to administer any COVID vaccine. All three clinics are closed from noon to 1 p.m.


If you or someone you know is homebound or can't travel due to medical reasons, use the phone number or link below. Registration for at-home booster shots (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) and annual flu vaccines are available now.

Demand is high. There may be a delay for services.

520-222-0119
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Who is eligible?

Vaccine eligibility in Pima County is open to everyone 5 years and older.

Note: Only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for 5- to 17-year-olds. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who can provide consent to administer the vaccine. Read more.

FAQs for 12- to 15-year-old vaccination

Why should kids 12 to 15 get vaccinated if they tend to not get as seriously sick from COVID-19?

Although children generally suffer milder illness from COVID-19 than adults, they may still suffer long-lasting, severe complications and even death if they do get the disease. Since there is no way to predict which children might become severely ill, getting vaccinated reduces their chances of serious complications.

Johns Hopkins pediatricians Anna Sick-Samuels and Allison Messina pointed out in a recent interview that vaccinating children is yet another step to getting the pandemic under control. Infected children can transmit the virus to others even if they themselves have no symptoms. The vaccine will help protect the people around them, including people who might be at higher risk for serious illness.

They suggest to parents, “Another reason to consider a COVID-19 vaccine for your child is to protect the health of the broader community. Each child or adult infected with the coronavirus provides a chance for the virus to mutate and create a variant that might prove more dangerous or resistant to the available vaccines and therapies. Fewer overall infections among the population means less chance of dangerous coronavirus variants.”

You can read more of their interview here.

Is the vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds the same as the dose for adults?

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to 12-15 year olds as a series of two doses, three weeks apart, using the same dosage and dosing interval as for 16 years of age and older.

Learn more about the FDA’s expansion of the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include 12-15 year olds.

What side effects can be expected in 12-15 year olds?

The side effects reported during clinical trials in adolescents aged 12-15 years were similar to those most commonly reported for participants 16 and older. These lasted from 1-3 days and included:
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Fever or chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
These are all indications that the body is building protection against the virus. Except for injection site pain, more adolescents reported these side effects after the second dose than after the first. Not everyone experiences side effects, and an absence of side effects does not mean the vaccine is not working.

What studies were done to ensure the safety of vaccinating kids 12 and older?

Clinical studies using the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for participants 12-15 were conducted and the data reviewed using the same stringent safety criteria and protocols as were followed in studies for participants 16 and up. In phase 3 trials with 2,260 US adolescents aged 12-15, the vaccine was found to be well-tolerated and effective, and Pfizer reported very strong protective antibody responses in this age group.

Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock commented “Parents and guardians can rest assured that the agency undertook a rigorous and thorough review of all available data, as we have with all of our COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations.”

Learn more about the rigorous safety standards that must be met for the FDA to grant Emergency Use Authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines.

Should a child reach a certain weight before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

Because the COVID-19 vaccines are age-based and not weight-based, a child is not required to achieve a certain weight before being vaccinated. Vaccines work differently in the body than medications, which is why often the same vaccine dosage can be given to different age groups.

If you have other questions about the vaccine, registration, eligibility, and more, please see the COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs.


Recent FAQ

Do fully vaccinated people still need to quarantine after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19?


People are considered fully vaccinated if it has been:
  • 2 weeks after the second dose of a 2-dose vaccine series, like Pfizer or Moderna, or
  • 2 weeks after the single dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson
Fully vaccinated people without symptoms do not need to quarantine, but the CDC recommends that they receive a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, and they should continue to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until they receive a negative test result. They should also watch for symptoms for 2 weeks following an exposure.

A fully vaccinated person who receives a positive test result, or later develops COVID-19 symptoms, should isolate themselves from others and be evaluated for COVID-19 by a healthcare provider.




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