SAN ANTONIO – Children ages 12 to 15 can now receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, as recently announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for this age group so far, and children who do receive the vaccine will need to have consent from a parent or legal guardian.
The Pfizer vaccine will be given in two doses weeks apart, and two weeks after the last vaccination is when someone is considered to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
There are several vaccine clinics in San Antonio that are offering the Pfizer vaccine to this age group, which are listed below:
Alamodome Drive-Thru Clinic
- Children ages 12 to 15 can receive their Pfizer vaccine at the Alamodome’s drive-thru clinic.
- Children will need to have consent from a parent or legal guardian before receiving the vaccine.
- If the child has a photo ID, Metro Health officials encourage them to bring it to their vaccination. However, an ID is not required.
- The drive-thru clinic is open to anyone ages 12 and older, and an appointment is not required. Beginning Monday, May 24, the hours and dates for people to receive a vaccine at the Alamodome drive-thru clinic either through an appointment or walk-in will change to noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Currently, the Alamodome drive-thru clinic schedule is 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Baptist Medical Center Vaccine Clinic
- Children, ages 12 to 15, can receive their Pfizer vaccine at Baptist Health System, beginning Friday, May 14, at its vaccine clinic at 417 Camden Street.
- Children that are receiving their vaccine must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Registration is required and you can register for the vaccination appointment here.
University Health’s Vaccine Clinic
- Starting Thursday, University Health is providing the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15 at its clinic, located at the Wonderland of Americas, at 4522 Fredericksburg Road.
- The center is open 8 a.m.-7:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made here but walk-ins are accepted.
- Children wanting a vaccine must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must also provide proof of age. The acceptable documents include a birth certificate or ID that is provided through the child’s school, according to University Health.
UT Health San Antonio’s Vaccine Clinic
- UT Health San Antonio is offering the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 and older as well.
- To receive the vaccine, you must make an appointment online at UT Health San Antonio’s website. You can do so by clicking here.
- If you do receive your vaccine at UT Health San Antonio’s clinic, you’ll need to bring a photo ID, insurance information, and if you’re receiving your second dose, your vaccination card. To learn more, visit UT Health San Antonio’s website here.
Brooke Army Medical Center
- Brooke Army Medical Center is now administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to all DoD beneficiaries ages 12 and older.
- The Pfizer vaccine will be administered in the same dosage and dosing regimen for 12-15 year olds as it is for 16 years of age and older, which is two doses 21 days apart. Parents and guardians who have questions regarding vaccinations are encouraged to discuss their concerns with a medical provider.
- Beneficiaries can book an appointment, to include same-day appointments, by visiting TRICARE Online, https://www.tricareonline.com, or by calling the Consult Appointment Management Office, or CAMO, during duty hours at 210-916-9900. BAMC also offers weekly walk-in Wednesdays from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
We’ll add more updates to this list as they become available.