Vaccines Available for Children Under 5

Published on June 23, 2022

Family with children

Vaccines are the most effective way to protect our children from life-threatening illnesses, such as COVID-19. Parents should reach out to their pediatricians’ offices as they will be the first essential site for COVID-19 vaccinations for children under 5.

Metro Health will offer the COVID-19 vaccine to children, ages 6 months older. Appointments can be made at our Immunizations Clinic and the vaccines will be available at Metro Health pop-up clinics – no appointment required.

Parents and guardians, who take their children to get vaccinated at a Metro Health clinic, are eligible to receive a $100 H-E-B gift card upon completion of the initial series of shots and while supplies last. For a list of vaccine locations, visit covid19.sanantonio.gov or call 311 and select option 8. To make an appointment at the Metro Health Immunization Clinic call 210.207.8894. The COVID vaccines for children, 6 months and older, will also be offered at all pharmacies and retail stores.

All children, including children who have already had COVID-19, should get vaccinated. Safety and other common concerns are addressed by CDC in article 6 Things to Know about COVID-19 Vaccination for Children.