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Available at Seattle Children’s: Bivalent COVID-19 Booster for Kids Ages 6 Months to 5 Years

The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is approved for children ages 6 months through 5 years.  We offer the bivalent versions of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to this age group at our main hospital campus vaccine clinic. Pfizer only is available at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) Othello.

  • Children ages 6 months through 5 years who previously completed a Moderna primary series are eligible to receive a Moderna bivalent booster 2 months after their final primary series dose.
  • Children ages 6 months through 4 years who are currently completing a Pfizer primary series will receive a Pfizer bivalent vaccine as their third primary dose.

For more information: Eligibility criteria and other details about COVID-19 vaccines for children are found at the COVID-19 vaccine information page on our website.

Updates: Hospital Capacity and COVID-19

Unprecedented ED Patient Volumes and Inpatient Census

  • Seattle Children’s Emergency Department is open and ready to care for all children needing emergency care. Do not hesitate to direct patients to the ED if they need immediate medical attention.
  • We continue to see very high levels of inpatient census and ED visits in the wake of unprecedented mid-September volumes, driven primarily by non-COVID-19 respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses.
  • We continue to run under a disaster incident command structure and contingency status for staffing and space.
  • We ask that providers continue to manage patients in primary care whenever possible and appropriate.
  • When sending families to the ED, please call our Communications Center first (206-987-8899) to help us with staffing and space planning.
  • Please advise families to expect longer-than-typical wait times at our ED and that we are triaging to see the sickest patients first.

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