Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Vacuna para el COVID-19

Vaccine Appointments Through Norton Children’s

Norton Healthcare offers COVID-19 vaccination appointments for ages 5 and older. Appointments are required due to high demand for vaccinations.

Communication about your vaccine appointment, including scheduling of your second dose, will come through your free MyNortonChart account. If you don’t have a MyNortonChart account, sign up today.

Schedule Your Vaccine or Testing

Vaccination appointments are available and strongly recommended for those eligible per state guidelines.

Who Is Eligible for a COVID-19 Booster?

For individuals who received a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, those who are ages 12 and older are eligible for a booster shot at five months or more after the second dose of their initial series. Norton Healthcare currently offers the Pfizer booster at our St. Matthews and Dixie Highway vaccine clinics, Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens clinics, Norton Community Medical Associates offices and Norton Children’s Medical Group locations.

For a list of COVID-19 testing locations, including rapid tests, visit the Metro Louisville COVID-19 Resource Center.

Which primary vaccine series did you complete? Pfizer-BioNTech Moderna Johnson & Johnson
You can get a booster if

It’s been at least 5 months since completing the primary series AND you are: It’s been at least 5 months since completing the primary series AND you are: It’s been at least 2 months since completing the primary vaccination AND you are:
Age 12+ Age 18+ Age 18+
If eligible, you can get a booster of

Pfizer*

Moderna

Johnson & Johnson
*Only Pfizer can be given as a booster in ages 12 to 17.

Moderna

Pfizer

Johnson & Johnson

Moderna

Pfizer

Johnson & Johnson

Source: Food and Drug Administration

For individuals who received a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, those who are ages 18 and older are eligible for a booster shot at five months or more after the second dose of their initial series. The Moderna booster is available only at Norton Healthcare Vaccine Clinic – St. Matthews and Norton Healthcare Vaccine Clinic – Dixie.

For those who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, a booster shot also is recommended for those who are ages 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations now allow for this type of mix-and-match dosing for booster shots, it is preferred that you continue with your original vaccine maker. Norton Healthcare will provide a booster with a different manufacturer if it is more convenient for the patient or is desired.

For COVID-19 vaccine appointment information, including boosters, for individuals ages 18 and older, click here.

Boosters for Immunocompromised Patients

Norton Children’s offers COVID-19 booster vaccinations for Pfizer vaccine recipients ages 5 to 18 who are immunocompromised.

Speak with your health care provider about your condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for you.

Accessing Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record

Details of your COVID-19 vaccination history — including the dates of each vaccine dose — are available in your MyNortonChart account.

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