COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available for Children Six Months and Older


COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available for Children Six Months and Older

  • The City of Detroit now offering appointments for younger children
  • Pediatric doses available at two clinic locations:  100 Mack Avenue and NWAC
  • Latest move follows approval of third booster dose in May for children ages 5-11 who completed their primary series at least five months ago

The City of Detroit will begin providing both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for children ages 6 months up to five years of age, following emergency use authorization from the federal Food & Drug Administration and approval by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

“This is welcome news for our youngest Detroiters. The data proves the vaccines are safe and effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19 and all variants. We know that young children and even babies can contract COVID-19, and vaccines reduce the severity of illness which keeps everyone safer,” said Denise Fair Razo, Chief Public Health Officer. “I encourage parents to talk to their pediatrician or our clinicians if they have any questions. Please get vaccinated, get your booster and get tested if you have any symptoms. They are the best way to help prevent spreading COVID-19 to others.”

Pediatric vaccinations (and booster doses for children ages 5-11 who are eligible five months after completing their initial series) are available by appointment only at both pediatric vaccination locations operated by the Detroit Health Department:

  • Detroit Health Department -  100 Mack Avenue                  
    • M-F      8 AM – 6 PM
  • Northwest Activities Center  - 18100 Meyers                       
    • M-F      10 AM – 6 PM                                                                                                                   
    • SAT      9 AM – 1 PM

Older children ages 12+ can obtain vaccinations and boosters on a walk-in basis at all Health Department vaccination sites, including Saturday Pediatric Pop-Up Health clinics scheduled in neighborhoods across the City during July and August. Free lead screenings are also available. A full list of vaccination sites can be found on the Health Department’s website or call 313-230-0505. Bring vaccination card to appointment.

Free COVID-19 tests and Test to Treat medication is available to everyone who lives or works in Detroit at the Joseph Walker Williams Community Center (8431 Rosa Parks Blvd.). Monday - Friday, 7 AM – 4:30 PM. By appointment only:  313-230-0505.