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My patient turns 12 years old next week and has never had a COVID-19 vaccination. What options are available?

This child should receive the dose recommended for his age at the time of the vaccination visit. At age 11 years, an age-appropriate single dose of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna mRNA vaccine is recommended. If the patient arrives in your clinic after turning 12 years old, the 2023-2024 Formula Novavax protein subunit vaccine is also an option. If using the Novavax product, a previously unvaccinated person requires two doses, given 3 to 8 weeks apart, as a primary series.

Last reviewed: October 26, 2023

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