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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know

COVID Vaccine FAQs for Pediatricians

Children’s National Hospital and HSC are administering vaccines to qualified patients. The age eligibility is dependent on which vaccine we have available (age 16 and older for Pfizer, age 18 and older for all other vaccines). To qualify, patients must have a qualifying chronic health condition associated with a higher risk of severe COVID infection, be experiencing homelessness or be essential workers.

D.C. residents age 16-17 who are not patients of Children’s National, but do have qualifying chronic health conditions associated with higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection can be added to an invitation waitlist by accessing the DC Vaccine Portal. Currently, there is no vaccine available for children under 16 years.

Inpatients at both HSC and Children’s National who meet age requirements and have qualifying conditions will also be offered COVID vaccine if medically appropriate. Alternatively, some patients may be placed on the waitlist for outpatient vaccine administration the following discharge if it is considered a safer course of care.

Children’s National COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Waitlist

If you have a Maryland or D.C. patient that has been seen at CNH or HSC and they have not received an invitation for vaccination from us, and you believe they meet all the criteria, please contact your physician liaison to add your patient to the Children's National COVID Vaccine Waitlist.

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