COVID-19 Vaccines for Adolescents and Children

Page updated September 2023

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the Michigan Medicine Safety & Efficacy Task Force join the CDC and FDA in recommending vaccination for individuals ages 6 months and older.

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get an updated COVID-19 vaccine. 

The CDC recommends everyone age 6 months and older should get the 2023-2024 updated COVID-19 vaccine. The 2023-24 updated COVID-19 vaccines more closely target the most current variants. In addition to restoring protection against COVID-19 that may have decreased over time, these updated vaccines will also be better at fighting currently circulating variants. 

How can I get up to date on COVID vaccination? 

Everyone age 5 and older  - Get the updated COVID-19 vaccine at least 8 weeks after any previous COVID-19 vaccine. 

People who are moderate or severely immunocompromised - Talk with your care team about whether you should get additional doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccine to strengthen immunity. 

Children 6 months to 4 years of age - Young children who have not previously been vaccinated against COVID-19 should get two or three doses depending on which vaccine they receive. If previously vaccinated, one dose of 2023-2024 COVID vaccine is recommended at least 8 weeks after last dose. 

Scheduling a Vaccination Appointment

U-M Health offers the Pfizer vaccine. 

Who: Anyone with a U-M Health medical record number (MRN). If you are not an established U-M Health patient, please call 734-936-4990 to set up an MRN before calling to schedule your appointment. 

How: Appointments can be scheduled online through the MyUofMHealth patient portal. If you do not have a portal account you can schedule an appointment by calling the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Call Center at 734-763-6336 Monday-Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm. 

If Your Child Has Been Vaccinated Elsewhere 

If your child is a U-M Health patient who has been vaccinated by a non-U-M Health provider, we ask that you update your child’s patient record with their vaccination information.