Vaccines for ages 5 to 11
The CDC now recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Children 5 and older can receive the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. Vaccination options for ages 5 to 11 in Missoula County are detailed below. When making an appointment for a first dose, parents should plan for their child's second dose three weeks later. All COVID vaccines are free of charge.
Not sure about getting your child vaccinated? Parents are encouraged to talk to their child's pediatrician and learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Community Medical Center Nurse on Call Line: Pediatricians with Community Children's will be available to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5+ by calling 406-327-4770 from 5 to 7 p.m. every day through Thursday, Nov. 18. They will not be able to provide specific medical advice for individual children; however, they are available to answer questions and concerns about the vaccine and connect families with primary and specialty care providers, if necessary. All calls to the Nurse on Call line are free.
Partnership Health Center: For parents who want to make an appointment to talk to a physician about getting their child a COVID vaccine but who do not have access to a primary care provider, Partnership Health Center encourages parents to contact the clinic about scheduling an appointment for a consultation with a medical provider. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, PHC’s services are open to all, regardless of ability to pay. Community members can call 406-258-4789 to learn more about these services and schedule an appointment.
Providence St. Patrick Hospital: COVID Vaccine for Kids
Community Medical Center: 2021 COVID-19 for Children Age 5+
Partnership Health Center: COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids - A Message from Dr. Emma Wright
Johns Hopkins: What Parents Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
Johns Hopkins: 10 Reasons Your Child Should Get Vaccinated As Soon As Possible
Follow the links below to view upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics for ages 5 to 11 and make an appointment (when available). Parent or guardian must be present for vaccinations. All COVID vaccines are free of charge.
- Missoula City-County Health Department
WHEN: Starting Monday, Nov. 8, during regular clinic hours
WHERE: COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Southgate Mall
APPOINTMENTS: Appointments can be made online at missoulainfo.com. Appointments are required to ensure adequate staffing and supplies. Second dose appointments must take place 21 days after the first dose; the health department will not be able to provide flexibility on this.
- MCCHD Seeley Lake Vaccine Clinic, Ages 5+
WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8
WHERE: Seeley Lake Community Foundation (west wing), 3150 Hwy. 83 N.
APPOINTMENTS: Walk-ups welcome; no appointment required. Pfizer vaccines available for ages 5 and older; Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available for ages 18 and older. Booster doses also available for those who qualify.
- University of Montana Curry Health Center
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
WHERE: Curry Health Services Pharmacy, 634 Eddy Ave.
APPOINTMENTS: Walk-ins welcome; no appointment required. Open to all regardless of affiliation with UM. Call 406-243-5171 with questions.
Several other providers are working to plan vaccination clinics for this age group, including in rural areas outside of Missoula. Details and links will be posted here when available. Local pharmacies and other healthcare providers may also have COVID-19 vaccines available for children 5 to 11.
Public vaccine clinics, ages 12+
Information on public clinics is available below. Most appointments are first-dose or single-dose appointments, though some clinics include the option for patients to schedule an appointment for a second dose, even if they received their first dose elsewhere.
Patients who book first-dose appointments for two-dose vaccines are committing to a second-dose appointment exactly 21 days later (Pfizer) or 28 days later (Moderna) from the date of their first dose, at the same time as their first appointment. Patients must make sure they are free for the second dose appointment before booking their first dose. DO NOT schedule another first dose and use it as your second dose. First doses are intended only for people who have not yet been vaccinated. Those who need to cancel or reschedule their second appointment are not guaranteed a second dose. Patients should make their second dose appointment a top priority.
Parents and guardians: Unaccompanied minors ages 16 and 17 can get vaccinated at public clinics with the proper paperwork.
Please note: Ages 5 to 17 can only take the Pfizer vaccine as it is the only vaccine approved for use in that age group.
Unaccompanied Minor Paperwork: Please fill out and bring to appointment.
Pfizer Emergency Use Authorization Fact Sheet: Parents must read this document.
- Third party authorization form: To be used if the parent/legal guardian is unable to accompany their child(ren) to the Missoula City-County Health Department for Immunization Clinic Services and are authorizing another adult to bring in their child(ren).
Homebound residents: The Missoula City-County Health Department now offers an option for our homebound residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from the comfort of their own home. If you are interested in future homebound visits, please submit your request online or call 406-258-4636 OPTION 3 to be put on our Homebound Vaccination List.
Follow the links below to view public clinics:
- Missoula City-County Health Department
Appointments and walk-ups available every day for first- and second-dose Pfizer and Moderna and single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Booster doses and ages 5-11 by appointment only. Click link above for hours.
- UM Curry Health Center
First- and second-dose Pfizer (5+) and Moderna (18+) vaccines, plus one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines (18+), are available for Missoula County residents ages 5 and older from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna for immunocompromised individuals are also available during those hours. No appointment necessary.
The Missoula City-County Health Department offers booster doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. According to the CDC, everyone 18 and older is now eligible to get a booster dose.
- Booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are appropriate for individuals who have previously received 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 6 months prior to the booster appointment.
- Booster doses for the Janssen vaccine are appropriate for individuals who have previously received 1 dose of the Janssen vaccine at least 2 months prior to the booster appointment.
Note: The CDC has approved receiving a booster dose of a different brand than what was originally administered. If you wish to receive a different brand, please register for the brand that you want and not what you have already received.
At the MCCHD clinic at Southgate Mall, booster shots will be available by appointment only. Appointments are available by calling 258-INFO (4636), option 3, or online at missoulainfo.com. The health department asks county residents to be sure to bring their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
Other vaccine providers
In addition to public clinics, pharmacies and healthcare providers in Missoula County are administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
In accordance with the ADA, Missoula County will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please call 406-258-INFO (4636).