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COVID-19 Vaccine at Children's Mercy

Updated: March 14, 2022

Children's Mercy recommends every child who is eligible to get a vaccine, receive their vaccine as soon as possible. We understand this is an important decision for each family and we want to help. We are are committed to: 

  • Following the vaccine rollout plans developed by Missouri and Kansas
  • Making vaccines available to all children who are eligible
  • Making needle procedures more comfortable
  • Providing answers to questions from the community about vaccines

Places to get your child's COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccines at Children's Mercy

Children’s Mercy has COVID-19 vaccine clinics for ages 5 years up to 22 years.

Appointments are needed.
Walk-ins are not available.
Schedules may change due to holidays.

How to schedule an appointment

  • If you have an account already, log into the Patient Portal
  • If you do not have a Patient Portal account, call the COVID-19 Scheduling Hotline: (816) 302-6300


Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Important information

  • Vaccines are available for ages 5 years up to 22 years.
  • Please note the Pfizer vaccine will be administered and a second dose will be needed three weeks later.
  • Families coming for the vaccine will be expected to follow COVID-19 safety protocols, including masking and social distancing.
  • Please continue to check back for additional clinic dates. We will add clinics as needed to meet demand.

COVID-19 booster shots

The CDC also recommends all adolescents aged 12-17 years receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot 5 months after their original two doses.

  • If your child meets this criteria, you can schedule an appointment for their booster by calling (816) 302-6300.
  • Patient Portal scheduling is not available for booster appointments.

Vaccines in the community

Vaccines through your primary care physician

  • Many community primary care physicians (PCPs) are offering vaccines to their patients. Check with your PCP for vaccine appointments too.
  • If you do not have a PCP, check out our listing of community pediatric practices affiliated with Children's Mercy.

Vaccines through the health department

  • You can also check the websites of your local health department to learn more about their plan for vaccine distribution.

Watch a special message from Children's Mercy to members of the Black community.

Questions about the vaccine? We've compiled answers to frequently asked questions we receive.

Learn the truth about vaccines, how the COVID-19 vaccines were developed and their safety.

Find instructions to follow after your child receives the COVID-19 vaccination.

Learn what you can do and what you should continue to do once you are fully vaccinated.

Tips for helping your child with their vaccination

A Buzzy® bee being applied to a child's arm.

Making needle procedures more comfortable

Before your child’s COVID-19 vaccination, use our guide to explaining a vaccination to your child, and learn about our Comfort Promise and commitment to making your child's experience as comfortable as possible.

Explaining a vaccination to your child

The Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) has created the following videos with advice for parents about COVID-19 vaccination.

Advice for parents on supporting teens through COVID-19 vaccination from Certified Child Life Specialists.
Advice on supporting children with developmental differences through COVID-19 vaccination from Certified Child Life Specialists.