ST. LOUIS — Kids ages 5-11 years old now have the green light to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC gave the final OK for a kid-sized dose of the Pfizer shot. It's about a third of the amount of an adult-sized dose. The shot is a series of two doses, three weeks apart. This now means about 28 million more kids are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine across the country.
In Missouri, state leaders say 533,000 children younger than 12 are now eligible for the vaccine. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said distribution of about 116,000 pediatric doses across the state started last week, with plans to reach full capacity over the next couple of weeks.
The state added a section for the pediatric doses to its coronavirus information website. It now lists pediatric providers who are offering the vaccine.
Millions of shots were already shipped to doctors' offices and pharmacies in anticipation of the CDC's decision.
5 On Your Side has compiled a list of places offering the kid-sized dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. You can see the full list below.
This story will be updated as more vaccine clinics and events are announced for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 5-11.
St. Louis County
The St. Louis County Department of Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 at its three county health clinics and four St. Louis County library branches.
The health clinics are:
- South County Health Center
- North Central Community Health Center
- John C. Murphy Health Center
The library branches are:
- Lewis and Clark
- Natural Bridge
- Florissant Valley
- Rock Road
You'll find the hours for each clinic posted at ReviveSTL.com. It's recommended people make an appointment ahead of going to the clinics to make sure there are enough doses.
Dellwood vaccine clinic: There is a vaccine clinic for children ages 5-11 on Saturday, Nov. 13 in the city of Dellwood. It will take place at the Dellwood Recreation Center at 10266 West Florissant from 9 a.m. to noon. You do not need to make an appointment. For more information call 314-869-8686.
City of St. Louis
The City of St. Louis has posted on its website a list of upcoming vaccine clinics for kids ages 5-11. They start Nov. 13. For the list, click here.
Saint Louis Public Schools is also offering a vaccine clinic for students and their families.
The first SLPS clinic will take place at Gateway Middle School from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 13. The school is located at 4 Gateway Drive in St. Louis.
COVID-19 vaccines will be available to any child 5 years old or older. Parents of minors will have to accompany their children and sign release forms in order for them to get a shot.
At the clinic, the City of St. Louis will be providing $100 gift cards to any city resident receiving their first dose of the vaccine, according to a press release from SLPS.
A second clinic providing second doses of the vaccine has been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4. The time and location of the clinic are the same as the first one.
Pfizer boosters will also be available at both clinics for anyone who is eligible.
Drive-thru clinics in the St. Louis region
SSM Health is hosting drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 on Saturday, Nov. 13. The clinics will go from 8 a.m. to noon.
Parents must make an appointment to be part of the clinics by calling 314-955-9600. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Here is a list of clinic locations:
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis
6420 Clayton Road
Richmond Heights, MO 63317
(ground level of the parking garage, access west of intersection of Bellevue and Ethel)
SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – St. Charles
400 First Capitol Drive
St. Charles, MO 63301
(parking lot at intersection of Fourth and Jefferson)
SSM Health Medical Group
1601 Wentzville Parkway
Wentzville, MO 63385
SSM Health Medical Group
1120 Shackelford Road
Florissant, MO 63031
(bank parking lot in front of Urgent Care)
SSM Health Medical Group
30 Ronnie’s Plaza
Sappington, MO 63126
(church parking lot behind clinic)
St. Charles County
Vaccinations will be available through the DPH Immunization Clinic at 1650 Boone's Lick Road. That will start Nov. 5 and be available from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. Appointments are required. You can schedule by calling 636-949-1899.
St. Charles County will post additional vaccine events on its website.
St. Clair County
St. Clair County Health Department will start offering the kid-sized Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Nov. 10 at the Health Department at 19 Public Square in Belleville, IL. You must make an appointment. You can do so by calling 618-825-4515.
Additional appointments will be available starting Nov. 13. Then evening clinics start Nov. 15 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and select Saturdays. You can make appointments by clicking here.
CVS and Walgreens open appointments
National pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens have now opened up appointments to vaccinate kids aged 5-11 as early as this weekend.
CVS will start offering the vaccine at select locations on Sunday, Nov. 7. To schedule an appointment, click here.
Walgreens will start to offer the vaccine to the younger kids on Saturday, Nov. 6. Appointments are open and you can make one by going through the appointment scheduler or by calling 1-800-Walgreens.