COVID-19 Vaccine Program: Booster Shots

With the FDA's recent extension of Pfizer-BioNTech’s emergency use authorization (EUA), U.S. individuals ages 12 and up are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Boosters may be received according to the following timeline:

  • Five months after completing the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna primary vaccine series (two doses)
  • Two months after receiving a single dose of the J&J vaccine

PLEASE NOTE: Patients under the age of 18 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine

CHOP's vaccine distribution plans for booster shots: Current status

At this time, eligible CHOP Primary Care patients ages 12 and up can receive their COVID-19 vaccine booster shot in one of two ways:

  1. At designated vaccination hubs held at select CHOP Primary Care offices. Vaccines are available by appointment only.
  2. Depending on vaccine supply, boosters may also be available at your CHOP Primary Care office during acute care or routine, pre-scheduled well visits. 

If you are not currently a CHOP Primary Care patient, please talk to your child's personal primary care physician about the COVID-19 booster. The Vaccines.gov Vaccine Finder may also help you locate a Pfizer vaccine program near you as they become available.


How to schedule an appointment

  1. Eligible CHOP Primary Care patients may schedule a booster appointment online using the patient’s MyCHOP account. 
    • Log in to MyCHOP and choose the eligible patient’s profile. Click “Menu” > “Schedule an Appointment” > “Care Network (Primary Care)” > "COVID Vaccine.”
    • Check back frequently for additional appointments slots and vaccination clinic updates.
  2. If you don’t have an active MyCHOP account, use the "book now" links below to schedule at one of our convenient vaccine hub locations.

Remember: You’ll need to bring the patient’s vaccination card or a photo of the card to the booster appointment.

 

Questions?

Do you have questions about our vaccine distribution efforts? Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.

Finding other vaccination sites close to home

If you have the opportunity to vaccinate your child through another trusted community program, such as a school, pharmacy or local health department, we encourage you to do so. If your child is vaccinated through another program, make sure to inform your primary care provider at your next appointment. 

Remember: Anyone under 18 can ONLY receive the Pfizer vaccine.

These city and state resources can help you find other vaccination sites:

Resources for non-English speakers

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccines in other languages, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for resources in languages other than English.