COVID Vaccine Availability

As we’re sure most of you know by now, children ages 5-11 years old are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Bad news first… Unfortunately, Maryland Farms Pediatrics will not be offering the COVID vaccine for our patients. We are unable to store the vaccine safely and order the vaccine in small enough doses for our practice.

But the good news is that we have an amazing local children’s hospital who will be offering the vaccine! Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is pleased to offer vaccine appointments for children meeting the state criteria. They are currently offering the Pfizer vaccine as it is the only vaccine approved for this age group.

How do I schedule an appointment (2 ways)?

Schedule by clicking the URL or through MyHealth at Vanderbilt.

Calling the COVID hotline at 888-312-0847.

Where are they administering the vaccine?

Vaccination for children ages 5-11 years will be given on the main campus in the Children’s Hospital Theater. Only children ages 5-11 years can receive a vaccine at this location.

When can my child receive the vaccine?

For children ages 5-11, appointments will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 6:45pm and on Saturday from 8:30am to 11:45am. You do not have to be a current Vanderbilt patient.

Important Vaccine Information:

The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently available for this age group.

The dose for 5 to 11 year olds is a third of the dose that people 12 years and older are receiving.

This vaccination requires two shots, with the second shot at least 21 days after the first. We will schedule your child’s second shot after getting the first shot at the same time and location.

What if my child is in the 12 years and older age group?

You can visit to schedule an appointment or find a vaccine location near you at Children under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian with them for the vaccine administration.


As additional age groups become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Vanderbilt will administer vaccines to those groups through this process.

If you have questions about the vaccines, you can ask one of our doctors at your next visit or learn more from Vanderbilt Health experts (