Parents/Students » COVID-19/ESSER


Lane County Public Health
COVID Vaccine Clinics
  • Children ages 5 to 11 will receive one-third of the adult dose of the Pfizer vaccine using smaller needles designed for children. To become fully vaccinated, the child will need a second shot of the Pfizer vaccine three weeks after their first shot.

  • The vaccine is free. No health insurance is required and is available regardless of immigration status.

  • As with any shot, please plan to stay for 15 minutes after to monitor for any immediate reaction.

  • When you are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after your second dose) and you do not have symptoms, you DO NOT NEED TO QUARANTINE AFTER AN EXPOSURE TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19.
  • Please call your child's physician and follow the links at the top of this page to assist in deciding whether your child should be vaccinated against COVID-19. 

The FDA and the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends children ages 5 through 11 years to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Before recommending COVID-19 vaccination for children, scientists conducted clinical trials. The FDA gave the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine emergency authorization to use in children ages 5-15 years old and full approval to use in people ages 16 years and older.