Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children

Community vaccination clinics available by appointment for children age 5-11

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are hosting community-based COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination clinics for children age 5-11. 

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) news release, “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. According to the CDC, approximately 8,300 COVID-19 cases in children 5 through 11 years of age resulted in hospitalization. As of Oct. 17, 691 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in the U.S. in individuals less than 18 years of age, with 146 deaths in the 5 through 11 years age group. 

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for children 5 through 11 years of age is administered as a two-dose primary series, 3 weeks apart, but is a lower dose (10 micrograms) than that used for individuals 12 years of age and older (30 micrograms). 

iHotel and Conference Center – 111 St. Mary’s Road, Champaign

Kohl’s Plaza – 1901 N. Market Street, Champaign

  • Appointments will be available soon through MyCarle and Carle community vaccine clinics will be staffed with many of the care providers from Carle Pediatric and Family Medicine areas or are specially trained to administer vaccine to children.
  • Beginning this Saturday, weekends in November:
    • Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Sundays, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Vaccine appointments will be made available at primary care locations at a later date.

OSF HealthCare:


Please note, additional vaccination options may be available through the child’s school.

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at:

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