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Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccines: 6 Months – 4 Year Olds

Good news…Pfizer and Moderna bivalent boosters (protective against the Omicron variant of COVID-19) have just been authorized for children 6 months – 5 years old. We know many families are eager to receive these updated booster doses…and PANW is eager to offer these to our patients. We have  received small quantities of bivalent booster doses from the Oregon Health Authority for this age group. There is a very limited supply across the country so we anticipate that the remaining shipments of our vaccines will be delayed. 

 

To best meet the needs of our patients and avoid re-scheduling appointments due to low vaccine supply, we have opened a waitlist. To be placed on the waitlist, please send a message through our patient portal. The waitlist will be first come, first serve and our team will call you to schedule an appointment time. 

 

Instructions for requesting to be added to the waitlist:

 

  1. Log in to your patient portal account 
  2. Click “CREATE MESSAGE” under the Messages heading on the homepage
  3. Select “COVID Bivalent Booster for Ages 6 months to 4 Years” from the drop-down. Fill out the form, then click “SUBMIT.”

 

1/26/23 Update: We have received another small shipment of bivalent boosters for this age group and are beginning to schedule patients off the waitlist once again. With this latest shipment, we anticipate being able to schedule almost all who are currently on the list. We encourage patients to sign up for the waitlist if they have not done so already- first come, first serve. 

 

 

Please Note: 

 

  • PANW will be offering only the Moderna bivalent booster doses for ages 6 months – 5 years. We will not be offering the Pfizer bivalent booster for 6 month – 4 year olds. See the resources below to find community sites offering the Pfizer booster. 
  • Bivalent booster doses for this age group are NOT interchangeable, which means no “mixing and matching” between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. 
  • If a patient has started the series with either brand, they need to finish the series with the same brand. For example, patients who started their primary series with the Moderna vaccine need to get the Moderna bivalent booster. If patients started their primary series with the Pfizer vaccine, they can receive the Pfizer bivalent booster as their third dose to complete the primary series.  
  • Patients 6 months – 5 years old are eligible for the Moderna bivalent booster if they have completed their primary series (dose 1 and 2) of the Moderna monovalent vaccine AND it has been at least 8 weeks after the primary series was completed. 
  •  Due to our limited supply, appointments for these booster doses will be scheduled at our Tigard and Portland offices only. Beaverton patients are welcome to schedule at either of our other offices.

 

Updates will be shared here, please check back regularly. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Community Resources Offering COVID-19 vaccines: 

https://www.vaccines.gov/

https://www.ohsu.edu/health/covid-19-vaccines-information-and-appointments

https://www.multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/upcoming-covid-19-vaccination-clinics

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