COVID-19 Vaccine Program: Teens and Young Adults

All U.S. teens and young adults (ages 12 and older) are eligible for vaccination. The Pfizer vaccine has full FDA approval for use in people 16 years and older and continues to be available to ages 12-15 under the FDA’s emergency use authorization (EUA).

Please note, at this time patients under the age of 18 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.

CHOP's vaccine distribution plans for patients ages 12-23: Current status

At this time, CHOP is offering eligible CHOP Primary Care patients ages 12-23 COVID-19 vaccines, including a third dose for immunocompromised patients, at our Primary Care offices. Eligible patients can receive the COVID-19 vaccine during a routine well or sick visit.

To schedule a vaccination, call your Primary Care office.

If you are not currently a CHOP Primary Care patient, please talk to your personal primary care physician about the COVID-19 vaccine. You can also search the Vaccines.gov Vaccine Finder (available in English and Spanish) to find a vaccine provider near you.

*Remember when scheduling: Patients under the age of 18 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine. You’ll need to return 3 weeks later for the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

If your child has received their first or both doses of the Pfizer vaccine at a location other than CHOP, please notify your primary care office. 

Read answers to frequently asked questions about our vaccine distribution efforts.

Finding other vaccination sites close to home

We encourage you to check your local department of health websites for other vaccination programs available near you and enroll your child in any program that may be able to offer vaccination before CHOP. PLEASE NOTE: 12-18-year-olds can ONLY receive the Pfizer vaccine.

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

We encourage you to make an appointment at a site that is convenient for your family.

If your child is vaccinated through another program, make sure to inform your primary care provider at your next appointment.

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


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