Pfizer COVID 19 Vaccine for Ages 12 to Adult is HERE!

August 23, 2021
by Dekalb Pediatrics

We are continuing our vaccination effort with over 9500 vaccines given to our patients, families, and the community! WE HAVE A LARGE SUPPLY TO USE FOR 12-15 YEAR OLDS, WHICH IS AVAILABLE UNDER EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION. On August 23rd the FDA granted full approval for ages 16 and up. We are anticipating the addition of 5-11 year olds, with a lower dosage later this fall. We will be ready for that age group as we continue to vaccinate our 16 years old and up patients, our parents, grandparents, caretakers, friends and the larger community.

8/23- Covid vaccine may now be given at the same time as other vaccines, including the flu vaccine which we will begin giving on September 9th 2021. When scheduling remember that Dose 2 is needed 21 days later, with the possibility of going a bit later if necessary.

We’ve worked hard on, and keep revising the process to make this as simple and efficient as possible, with no wait. It is quite an undertaking and commitment to correctly store the vaccine, administer it safely, and report to the state via the immunization registry within 24 hours. A huge pat on the back to our Docs, PNPs, and the entire staff who have stayed late and worked diligently to make this happen. We are honored to be part of this important effort to get as many people vaccinated as safely and as soon as possible.

Take a look HERE at the article and photos in Decaturish and HERE at the NPR radio interview about vaccinating teens.

On May 12th we partnered with Renfroe and Decatur High School vaccinating more than 1000 teens, and were honored  to have the Associated Press, Reuters, the AJC, and Decaturish send stories and pictures literally around the globe!

We are proud to be featured on the CDC’s community page HERE.

HOW TO SIGN UP: Updated 8/23

We have enough vaccine to continue offering first dose of Pfizer vaccine with a return appointment for Dose 2, 21 days later. We also can offer second doses to those who received Pfizer elsewhere, at least 21 days ago.

Here is the process:

**Current patients age 12 and above:

You can search for and make an available appointment on the portal for you (the patient), under the patient’s name. You do not need to do anything else.

**Parents and relatives of current patients: Update 8/23

If you are registered for your child on the portal and want an appointment for yourself or other family members:

-From the portal make each appointment under your child’s name. The confirmation will come for your child – but do not worry, we will change to the adult when you arrive.

**”Friends” of DPC, Community members: ADULTS, and TEENS (AGE 12 and Up) 

We need your NAME(s), BIRTHDAY, ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER and EMAIL sent to  We have daily appointments and will respond quickly with a date and time offer. (often for the same day). You will have the option of accepting or declining.


Read the Pfizer Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet, also found on the portal under FORMS.

Learn about V-safe, also found on the portal under FORMS

Instructions and information about what to expect can be previewed HERE

We at DPC are vaccinated, and we can not wait for you to be vaccinated too! We look forward to answering any questions and doing what we can to help you stay healthy and safe. It is clear during this Delta surge that vaccination is the key to controlling Covid 19 and getting back to our new normal.

Pictures from our first clinic: Whether vaccinating a 16 or 95 year old, or many in-between our team rocked! We even gave Pfizer – the “must be frozen” vaccine in our FROZEN room!





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