City of Detroit Expanding COVID-19 Boosters to Ages 12+


City of Detroit Expanding COVID-19 Boosters to Ages 12+

  • Pfizer Boosters Recommended for Eligible Children Ages 12+
  • Pfizer Boosters Now Recommended 5 Months after Initial Series

The City of Detroit is now offering Pfizer booster doses to everyone ages 12+, following approval by the Food &Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The Pfizer booster dose is recommended to be administered five months after completing the primary series, down from six months.

Additionally, the CDC has recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for immunocompromised children ages 5+, to be provided 28 days after completing their initial series. 

At this time, only the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and recommended for people under the age of 18.

Children ages 5 through 11 can receive their Pfizer vaccinations and boosters at two Detroit Health Department vaccination clinics (100 Mack Avenue and Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers), by appointment only:  313-230-0505.

“It is critical that we protect our children and teens from COVID-19 infection and the complications of severe disease, and data shows that COVID-19 boosters help broaden and strengthen protection against Omicron and other variants,” said Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair Razo. 

Vaccinations and boosters for those eligible are available at vaccination clinics across the City of Detroit including sites with drive-through, extended hours and Saturdays. Walk-ins are welcome at most locations (except for pediatric vaccinations).  For details or to make an appointment at any location, call 313-230-0505 or visit: