SPRINGFIELD, MA—The Springﬁeld Museums will host Commonwealth of Massachusetts Pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics the weekends of November 13-14 and November 20-21; with second-dose clinics December 4-5; December 11-12. The clinics will be open on those dates from 10am -5pm on Saturdays; 11am -5 pm on Sundays. Preregistration is available, walk-ins welcome. The vaccination is free.
Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Baker-Polito Administration on November 4, 2021 outlined how families can access Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 in Massachusetts.
Children ages 5 to 11 will be able to receive the Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine from more than 500 locations, including the Springfield Museums. Some appointments are available now for booking, with additional locations and appointments expected to come online in the coming days. Many vaccination clinics, including the one at the Springfield Museums, will offer low-sensory vaccinations for children with disabilities.
“The Springfield Museums are thrilled to be part of the effort to help children receive vaccinations to protect them and their families from COVID-19,” said Kay Simpson, President and CEO of the Springfield Museums.
Vaccines are widely available across the Commonwealth. Getting vaccinated remains the most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves, their families, and their community. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free. Individuals do not need an ID or health insurance to access a vaccine and do not need to show a vaccine card when getting a vaccine.
Massachusetts leads the nation in vaccine administration, including adolescent vaccination, with over 80% of youth ages 12-17 having received at least one dose. Over 4.7 million individuals are fully vaccinated, with more than 92% of all adults having at least one dose.
How to find a Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine appointment:
- Parents who prefer to have their child vaccinated by their primary care provider should call their provider’s office directly.
- Visit the VaxFinder tool at vaxfinder.mass.gov for a full list of hundreds of available locations. Residents will be able to narrow results to search for locations that are offering the Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, with some appointments available now for booking. Additional appointments will be available online in the coming days. Many locations will be booking appointments out weeks in advance.
- For individuals who are unable to use VaxFinder, or have difficulty accessing the internet, the COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Line (Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 6 PM, Saturday and Sunday 9 AM – 2 PM) is available by calling 2-1-1. The COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Line is available in English and Spanish and has translators available in approximately 100 additional languages.
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About The Springfield Museums
THE SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS are located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated consortium of museums includes the Springfield Science Museum, the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, the first and only museum dedicated to the beloved children’s book author and Springfield native.