COVID-19 Vaccines for Adolescents and Children

Page updated September 2023

We are experiencing high demand for the 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccines, so some appointment times and locations are booking quickly. We are continuing to add additional appointment availability to our schedules as vaccine supply and staffing allows. Thank you for your patience!

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. View detailed instructions on how to update your patient record to include COVID-19 vaccinations from other providers.