Released: June 3, 2022
Based on the recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), children ages 5 and older are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster.
According to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the COVID-19 pediatric vaccine and boosters are safe and highly effective at protecting children against COVID-19 related illness, hospitalization, and death. Vaccinating children against COVID-19 is the best way to keep families and communities healthy and schools safe.
As of May 19, 2022:
Similar to the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for people age 12 and older, the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 is administered as a two-dose series, with the second dose given three weeks after the first. The CDC recommends a booster of Pfizer- BioNTech vaccine for most children, at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series. For children who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, a booster of the Pfizer- BioNTech vaccine is recommended at least 3 months after the final dose in the series.
The Delaware County Health Department encourages parents of children ages 5 and over to speak with their children’s primary care provider to address specific eligibility questions or concerns about getting their children vaccinated.
Children ages 5 and older can also receive their COVID-19 vaccines and boosters at one of two Delaware County Health Department vaccine clinic locations:
The newly renovated Delaware County Wellness Center at Yeadon, 125 Chester Avenue, Yeadon PA.,19050
The Delaware County Wellness Center at Chester, 151 W. 5th Street, Chester PA., 19013
Walk-ins are welcome at each location during vaccine clinic hours. Please note that COVID-19 vaccine clinics are generally scheduled one day a week, every other week, at each location. To confirm clinic hours or to schedule an appointment, please visit, call, or email:
For more information and assistance, the Delaware County Health Department Wellness Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to responding to phone calls, the Wellness Line also responds to email inquiries.
Phone: (484) 276-2100 (Available 24/7)