COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As the state’s only health system 100% dedicated to kids, Connecticut Children’s is proud to help lead the COVID-19 vaccination effort for children in Connecticut.

With a vaccine now authorized for ages 12 to 15, this is an important moment for the health of our children and communities. We’re committed to connecting families throughout the state with convenient access to the vaccine, and supporting them with the information and resources they need.
Here’s how.

Eligibility Reminder

Children ages 12 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine! If your child is 11 or younger, stay tuned. Currently in the U.S., there is no approved vaccine for individuals under age 12. Our physician-in-chief explains more here.

 

Vaccine Clinics Across the State – Walk-Ins Welcome

As part of our Care Alliance, Connecticut Children’s is partnering with Hartford HealthCare to give your family convenient access to vaccine clinics across the state.

  • Walk-ins are welcome at Hartford HealthCare community vaccine clinics across Connecticut. View all locations and hours.
  • If you prefer to save a priority spot, you can schedule an appointment.
  • Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Connecticut Children’s Vaccine Clinic in Hartford – By MyChart Invitation Only

Connecticut Children’s has reached out to current patients through MyChart to offer access to our vaccine clinic at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington St., Hartford.

  • Due to limited availability, appointments are by MyChart invitation to current patients only.
  • If you cannot find an appointment on your desired day or time, check out our 13 statewide Care Alliance Vaccine Clinics for a convenient alternative.
  • Please note: Patients who are under 18 need their legal guardian – also known as the “proxy” – to schedule their vaccine appointment at Connecticut Children’s. If that’s you, you must log into your proxy MyChart account, where you should see a link to schedule for your child.

Don’t have MyChart? Sign up now!

Your Child’s Best Protection From COVID-19

Your child’s health is our top priority – and the vaccine is the best way to protect them from COVID-19.
So we encourage you to get your child’s vaccine wherever is most convenient, whether that’s at one of the locations above, or another one of the state’s vaccine clinics.

 

Resources to Support Your Family

 
 

Coronavirus Information Center

Connecticut Children’s is proud to be your family’s trusted pediatric expert during the coronavirus pandemic, and every day. Here’s the information you need to navigate COVID-19, including support for the new challenges you may be facing as a parent.

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe for Your Family?

Millions of Americans have already received the COVID-19 vaccine. But what about kids? Connecticut Children’s Physician Physician-in-Chief Juan Salazar, MD, MPH, shares what parents need to know.


 
 

What Parents Should Know About Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Ages 12 and Up

Our physician-in-chief answers all your questions, and explains why you should schedule your child’s vaccine today.

What to Do About Your Child’s Fear of Needles

Read this before your child’s COVID-19 vaccine to help them (and you) prepare for and stay calm during their appointment.

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