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COVID-19 Vaccine at Children’s Mercy

Updated: Sept. 14, 2023

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the CDC recommended an updated COVID-19 vaccine. This updated vaccine will provide protection against serious illness from most of the strains that are now circulating. Reach out to your child’s primary care provider, pharmacy, or local health department to get your child vaccinated. This vaccine should be available within the next few weeks.

Important note: If your child is scheduled for an outpatient visit and they or someone in your household is testing positive with COVID-19, please DO NOT CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT.  Instead, contact your child’s clinic to determine if the appointment can me moved to telehealth. If the clinic determines you should come in for your appointment, you will be asked to mask for the entirety of the visit.

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Other places to get your child's COVID-19 vaccine

Your child's primary care physician

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

  • Visit to find vaccination providers near you. In some states, information may be limited while more vaccination providers and pharmacies are being added.
  • Text your zip code to 438829 or call the COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Hotline at (800) 232-0233 to find vaccine locations near you.

Local pharmacy

  • Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination appointments are available.
  • Find out which pharmacies are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

Other resources

  • Contact your state health department to find additional vaccination locations in the area.
  • Check your local news outlets. They may have information on how to get a vaccination appointment.