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5/13/21news article

Dayton Children’s begins COVID-19 vaccination clinics for individuals 12 years and older

Beginning May 15, Dayton Children’s Hospital will begin public COVID-19 vaccination clinics for any person 12 years old and older. The clinics will be offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which recently received approval from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control for use in individuals age 12 and older.

Clinics will be offered at Dayton Children’s main and south campus on a regular basis, and will include evening and weekend hours. The first clinics will take place on the following days:

  • May 15: Dayton Children's main campus
  • May 18: Dayton Children's main campus
  • May 20: Dayton Children's south campus
  • May 22: Dayton Children's south campus
  • May 25: Dayton Children's main campus

“We are very pleased to offer this opportunity for our patients and their families,” said Adam Mezoff, MD, chief medical officer and vice president at Dayton Children’s. “When this new age group becomes vaccinated, they’ll be protecting not only themselves, but their parents, grandparents and their community. By getting vaccinated, they will help put an end to this pandemic.”

Patients can sign up for a vaccine appointment at If patients do not see Dayton Children’s as an option, it means there are currently no appointments available. New appointments will be added each week. Dayton Children’s is also continuing to partner with Dayton Public Schools to offer school-based vaccine clinics for this new age group.

If parents have additional questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, they can call Dayton Children’s COVID-19 parent hotline at 1-888-746-KIDS (5437) from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine and kids age 12-15, visit