City, Cook County take requests for pediatric COVID-19 vaccination

Evanston opened a new survey this week where interested residents can sign up for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

This announcement follows the expanded authorization from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the vaccine last week.

Evanston is currently short of pediatric Pfizer doses, which are one-third the size of the adult series. Due to the shortage, the city does not offer the Pfizer booster shot at this time. However, the city is still asking residents to fill out the interest form for their children, who will be given priority for the first doses of the child’s injection.

Residents interested in getting a booster dose from Moderna or Johnson & Johnson can fill out a separate form to be released in late October.

Individuals can also schedule vaccinations for their child online with Cook County Health.

There are also several pharmacies that offer the vaccine for this age group. While Cook County Health offers a list of participating partner providers, residents can also visit a provider’s website to schedule a vaccine.

The following companies in the region currently operate as authorized vaccine suppliers:


— Jewel Osco

— Marianos

— Meijer

— Walgreens

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