COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Use in People Aged 5 – 11
On November 2, 2021, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric
COVID-19 cases in children can result in hospitalizations, deaths, MIS-C (inflammatory syndromes) and long-term complications, such as “long COVID,” in which symptoms can linger for months. The spread of the Delta variant resulted in a surge of COVID-19 cases in children throughout the summer. During a 6-week period in late June to mid-August, COVID-19 hospitalizations among children and adolescents increased fivefold. Vaccination, along with other preventative measures, can protect children from COVID-19 using the safe and effective vaccines already recommended for use in adolescents and adults in the United States. Similar to what was seen in adult vaccine trials, vaccination was nearly 91 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 among children aged 5-11 years. In clinical trials, vaccine side effects were mild, self-limiting, and similar to those seen in adults and with other vaccines recommended for children. The most common side effect was a sore arm.
Getting Your Child Vaccinated for COVID-19
At this time we are encouraging parents to contact their child’s primary care provider regarding COVID-19 vaccines. Most Northern Kentucky pediatricians, St. Elizabeth Physicians and many pharmacists in the area are offering the pediatric Pfizer vaccine. In addition, NKY Health is offering the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 5 and older beginning on Monday, November 8. We will NOT be accepting walk-ins for COVID vaccines administered to children aged 5 – 11. You will need to contact a county health center to schedule an appointment.
Upcoming Vaccine Clinics for Children ages 5 – 11
Ethos will be hosting vaccine clinics on the dates and locations listed below. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Ethos directly by calling 877-496-2570, emailing them at email@example.com, or visiting their website, https://www.ethos-labs.com/vaccinations/.
Grant County High School
715 Warsaw Rd, Dry Ridge, KY 41035
FIRST SHOT: December 1, 2021, 2:00 pm – 5:oo pm
SECOND SHOT: December 22, 2021, 2:00 pm – 5 pm
Dixie Heights High School
3010 Dixie Hwy, Ft. Mitchell, KY (Main Entrance – Cafeteria)
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 8:00 am – 2:oo pm
Simon Kenton High School
11132 Madison Pike, Independence, KY (Side Entrance – Library)
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 8:00 am – 5:oo pm
Southgate Independent Schools
6 William F. Blatt Ave Southgate, KY
December 14, 2021
Visit the Ethos website for more information
Covington Community Montessori School
131 East 5th Street Covington, KY
December 14, 2021
Visit the Ethos website for more information
COVID-19 Booster Doses
The CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines in certain populations. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and CDC’s recommendation for use are important steps forward as we work to stay ahead of the virus and keep Americans safe.
Governor Beshear signed an Executive Order on 11/17/2021 that qualifies every person 18 years old or older and living or working in Kentucky to get a COVID-19 vaccination booster six months after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, or two months after a single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
Additional information is available on the CDC’s website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html.
NKY Health’s Vaccine Clinics/Available Appointments
If you have questions about an appointment scheduled at one of the NKY Health vaccine clinics, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule an appointment, please contact your county’s health center.
- Boone County Health Center 7505 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042. Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4 pm. Call the Boone County Health Center at 859-363-2060 to schedule an appointment.
- Campbell County Health Center 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071. Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4 pm. Call the Campbell County Health Center at 859-431-1704 to schedule an appointment.
- Grant County Health Center 234 Barnes Road, Williamstown, KY 41097. Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4 pm. Call the Grant County Health Center at 859-824-5074 to schedule an appointment.
- Kenton County Health Center 2002 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41014. Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4 pm. Call the Kenton County Health Center at 859-431-3345 to schedule an appointment.
Northern Kentucky Vaccine Providers
If you have questions or need to cancel, confirm or reschedule an appointment with any of the vaccine providers listed on this page, please contact the provider directly. NKY Health cannot confirm, schedule, cancel or change appointments with other providers and we are unable to answer questions on their behalf.
- Blanks Pharmacy Site Scheduling
- CVS (now vaccinating people age 5 and older)
- Ethos Labs (now vaccinating people age 5 and older) – The COVID-19 Vaccines currently available at Ethos Labs in Newport, Ky are from Pfizer BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.
- Grant County Drugs, Dry Ridge Christian Church, 13 School Street, Dry Ridge, Ky. Call to Schedule: (859) 824-1000. Please follow them here for future appointment availability
- HealthPoint Family Care (now vaccinating people age 5 and older) Call to Schedule: (859) 655 – 6100
- Kroger Site Scheduling (now vaccinating people age 5 and older)
- Walgreens Site Scheduling (now vaccinating people age 5 and older)
- Walmart Site Scheduling (now vaccinating people age 5 and older)
- Total Care Pharmacy, 700 Violet Road, Crittenden, Ky. Call to Schedule: (859) 428-0900
- Total Care Pharmacy, 40 Broadway Street, Dry Ridge, Ky. Call to Schedule: (859) 823-0200
- Wildhealth Vaccine Scheduling (now vaccinating people age 5 and older)
St. Elizabeth COVID-19 Vaccinations:
COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at St. Elizabeth Physicians (SEP) primary care locations in Kentucky and Indiana.
The Moderna (18 years and older), Pfizer (12 years and older), and Pfizer pedatric vaccine (5 to 11 years old) are now available at SEP primary care practices, pediatric or family medicine offices. Patients can also receive a COVID-19 vaccine during their regularly scheduled appointments. Appointments for a subsequent dose will be made before leaving the office or can be scheduled via MyChart.
For more information, please visit the St. Elizabeth COVID-19 Vaccine website.
COVID Vaccine Finder
Scheduling an Appointment
Northern Kentuckians aged 12 and above are eligible for a vaccine.
The only vaccine approved for use in individuals under 18 is Pfizer.
Please make sure you have read and understood all of the following information before scheduling an appointment:
- You must wear a mask at your appointment and remain socially distanced from others.
- If you are positive for COVID-19, you may be vaccinated after you are considered recovered and out of isolation/quarantine. We encourage you to talk to your healthcare provider about when you should receive the vaccine.
- After you receive a vaccination, you must continue to follow regulations and guidance issued by the state and/or the CDC.
- Some partners will bill insurance for an administrative fee.
Dr. Saddler and Dr. Tolbert Discuss Vaccines
Frequently Asked Questions
- COVID-19 Vaccine- Frequently Asked Questions
- Kentucky Vaccination Plan- Frequently Asked Questions
- Ky Dept. for Public Health Vaccine webpage – https://govstatus.egov.com/
Facts about COVID-19 – https://www.cdc.gov/
COVID-19 Vaccine Safety – https://www.cdc.gov/
- What to expect after getting vaccinated – https://www.cdc.gov/
Information on Moderna vaccine – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/Moderna.html
Information on Pfizer vaccine – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/Pfizer-BioNTech.html
- Information on the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/janssen.html
General COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations
- V-Safe Information
- Vaccine Safety Monitoring
- COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturer Information
- CDC information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/
For up-to-date information on Kentucky’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, please visit https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-covid-vaccine