What to Expect the Day of Your Scheduled COVID-19 Vaccination
Where can my child get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Thank you for scheduling your child’s COVID-19 vaccination at Phoenix Children’s. We look forward to serving your family.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Thomas Campus
We offer the COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots at our Thomas Campus for children who are Phoenix Children’s patients:
- Ages 6 months through 4 years old — Moderna’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine is available. Each dose is given 4-8 weeks apart.
- Ages 5 and older — Pfizer’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine is available. Each dose is given at least 21 days apart. Boosters are available for children 5 and up.
How to make a vaccine appointment at the Thomas Campus:
If your child is a patient at any Phoenix Children’s clinic, please contact your clinic for more information on scheduling a vaccine appointment. Please note that all COVID-19 vaccines are administered in the Division of Primary, Complex Care and Adolescent Medicine, located on the second floor of the Ambulatory building.
Parents can also visit https://appointments.phoenixchildrens.com/ to schedule their own vaccine appointment.
Families can park in the Cambridge Garage for their vaccine appointments:
Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics
Existing patients of any Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics office who are ages 6 months through 11 years can make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine:
- Ages 6 months through 4 years will receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in a three-dose series. The first and second doses are separated by 3 to 8 weeks, and the second and third doses are separated by at least 8 weeks.
- Ages 5 years through 11 years will receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in a two-doses series. The first and second dose are separated by three weeks. Boosters are available for ages 5-11.
How to make an appointment at a Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics location:
Please contact your Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics office if you have any questions or to make a vaccine appointment.
Please note your vaccine appointment may be made at another Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics location, based on appointment availability.
Other Locations in the Community
Parents and guardians of children age-eligible to receive the vaccine and booster can schedule their vaccination appointment through the state vaccine scheduling website. Scheduling is easy:
- Visit https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/
- First-time users will be required to create a new account.
- Under “Login” click “Not a user? Create a new account here”
- Then, enter your first and last name, email address, birth date and phone number. Once you’ve provided this basic information, check your email for a link to finish setting up your account.
- Once you’ve created an account, follow the prompts to schedule your child’s vaccination.
Maricopa County also offers a list of COVID-19 vaccine locations. Many accept walk-ins. More information on these locations is available at: Maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations.
In addition, many pharmacies offer the vaccine as well.
During Your Appointment
The COVID-19 vaccine is given in the upper arm, so it is helpful if your child wears short sleeves or dresses in layers (such as a sweatshirt over a T-shirt).
As soon as your child’s vaccination is complete, you will need to wait 15 minutes before leaving your appointment to ensure your child does not experience an allergic reaction or other vaccine side effects, which are rare.
What to Bring with You
Please bring the following items with you to your vaccination appointment:
• A mask or face covering
• A form of ID for all individuals over 18 years old receiving the vaccine
• Your insurance card, if your child is covered by health insurance
You will receive a vaccination record card following your child’s first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. When your child receives the second dose and any boosters, please bring this card with you to your child’s appointment.
Learn More About the COVID-19 Vaccine
Many people have questions about the vaccine. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and kids.