COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 6 months-17 Years

COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children 6 months through 4 years. Visit this page for details about clinics specifically for children in this age group.

 

COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) offers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations for children 5-11 years. An appointment is required.

To schedule, log in to your child’s MyLVHN account and schedule there, or call the LVHN COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 833-584-6283 (833-LVHN-CVD). The COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

 

COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-17 years

COVID-19 vaccinations also are available for children 12-17 years at LVHN COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. An appointment is required.

To schedule, log in to your child’s MyLVHN account and schedule there, or call the LVHN COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 833-584-6283 (833-LVHN-CVD). The COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

 

COVID-19 booster shot for children 5-17 years

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots are available for children 5-17 years. Children 5-11 years old, can receive a booster five months after the initial two-dose series is completed. For ages 12 and up, the waiting period is two months. Boosters are provided at LVHN COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. An appointment is required.

To schedule, log in to your child’s MyLVHN account and schedule there, or call the LVHN COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 833-584-6283 (833-LVHN-CVD). The COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

 

COVID-19 third shot for children who are immunocompromised

Children who have compromised immune systems and are age 5-17 can receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 28 days after completing the two-dose vaccine series. Third doses are provided at LVHN COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. An appointment is required.

To schedule, log in to your child’s MyLVHN account and schedule there, or call the LVHN COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 833-584-6283 (833-LVHN-CVD). The COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

 

COVID-19 booster shot for children who are immunocompromised

Children who are immunocompromised and 5 and older can get a booster shot as early as three months after completing the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series and receiving the third dose (additional primary dose). An appointment is required.

To schedule, log in to your child’s MyLVHN account and schedule there, or call the LVHN COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 833-584-6283 (833-LVHN-CVD). The COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Vaccine information

Kids are built different.

Good thing we’re a hospital that’s built just for kids.

When you partner with us, you have access to more than 30 pediatric specialties, two Children’s ExpressCARE locations and a Children’s ER. We even have child-life specialists to help kids cope with being sick. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital – the only hospital in the region built just for kids. Because, well, they’re kids.

In Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, you have a partner that’s better prepared than anyone in the region to care for kids. We meet the rigorous criteria of the Children’s Hospital Association and we promise exceptional service. Your family can confidently access every medical need your child has in a location close to home.

As your prepared partner, extraordinary measures are being taken to provide proper screening, triage and cleaning to keep you as safe as possible.

Good thing we built a hospital that's just for kids.

From newborns to teens

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital cares for kids of all ages.

Our care model ensures physicians, nurses and staff have the right training to meet the unique needs of children and their families.

We offer comprehensive services focused on kids. In fact, we’re the only in the region delivering this level of care. Our specialty pediatrics services include:

We also offer many workshops and classes through LVHN's Raising a Family program, including newborn care and parenting classes, as well as child-focused health programs through Weller Health Education.

Child-focused cancer care

Our pediatric cancer team includes oncology nurses, social workers and pharmacists all specialized in caring for children with cancer. We are part of the Children’s Oncology Group, a National Cancer Institute coalition of more than 230 children’s hospitals that provides patients with access to the latest therapies, including clinical trials.

Kids who need lifesaving infusions, including chemotherapy, receive treatment at the Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center, which is designed for and dedicated to kids.

Specialized, advanced care in a family-centered pediatric hospital

Our pediatricians and staff have special training and experience in caring for kids so they can deliver child-friendly, hospital-based services. We offer:

The region’s only 24/7 Children’s ER

Our dedicated 27-bed Breidegam Family Children’s ER at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest is staffed by board-certified pediatric emergency medicine doctors.

Inpatient intensive care units

Board-certified neonatologists, inpatient physicians and intensive care specialists provide full-time, in-house coverage for children’s intensive care units. They are supported by highly educated neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nurses who meet the unique needs of children.

MedEvac transportation

Since 1981, MedEvac has provided air and ground transportation for critically ill or injured patients.

Burn care

Our Regional Burn Center is verified by the American Burn Association to treat children and adults. LVHN treats the majority of burn cases in the area. As a result, our patients have lower mortality, fewer readmissions and shorter lengths of treatment.

Trauma care

As a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, we provide the highest level of trauma care to children in our region.

Pediatric surgery

Our pediatric surgeons deliver routine to advanced surgical care for infants, children and teens. We offer minimally invasive approaches for many procedures so children recover faster and with less scarring. Many treatments can be performed at the J.B. and Kathleen Reilly Children’s Surgery Center. This outpatient center is dedicated to children’s surgery needs.

Before, during and after procedures or surgery, our board-certified anesthesiologists deliver pediatric anesthesia and sedation services to relieve children’s pain and decrease anxiety.

Child-life program

Certified child-life specialists help kids cope with a visit to the hospital. They are experts in child development, and they partner with doctors, nurses, social workers and other members of your care team to meet the unique needs of your child and your family. 

The child-life program at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital is the only one in the area where child-life specialists help children receiving medical treatment by offering opportunities for stress relief and relaxation, as well as distractions to make procedures easier.