Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 following recent authorization of the vaccine by the Food & Drug Administration and the federal Centers for Disease Control.

Lancaster General Health will administer first doses of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 at its Suburban Pavilion on Saturdays, Nov. 6, 13 and 20. The vaccine will also be available at LG Health Physicians pediatric and family-medicine practices. Appointments are required, and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Pfizer and Moderna Boosters Also Available

Lancaster General Health is also administering Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters to patients ages 65 and older who received their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna at least six months ago, as well as to individuals between 18-64 years of age who meet CDC criteria. LG Health is currently not offering the J&J/Janssen booster. However, patients who originally received the J&J vaccine are eligible to receive the Pfizer or Moderna booster. Minors ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Appointments are required. Please bring your COVID-19 vaccine card to your appointment. 

Scheduling Information for Pediatric Vaccine and Boosters

The COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 and the Pfizer and Moderna booster shots for adults will be offered at the following locations:

  • Lancaster General Health Physicians primary-care offices, including family-medicine and pediatric practices.
  • The Lancaster General Health Suburban Pavilion COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics on designated dates.

Appointments can be made by calling 717-588-1165 or online through the MyLGHealth patient portal. For more detailed information on scheduling a pediatric vaccine or a vaccine booster, please visit LG Health’s online vaccine information page.  For questions regarding the vaccines, please talk to your health-care provider. A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on LG Health’s website also provides more information on vaccine safety.


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