The latest information for Western New York and the Finger Lakes region on COVID-19 spread, masking and vaccination for children.
Throughout the pandemic, Rochester Regional Health has developed resources to help parents navigate the changing guidelines and requirements that local, state and national governments and organizations have put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Browse the tools below and call your Pediatrician’s office for more specific information for your family.
Vaccination is the best way to protect against severe illness from COVID-19. All Rochester Regional Health Pediatrics offices are now offering the COVID-19 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to their pediatric patients over the age of 12.
Our Pediatrics offices are accepting new patients.
Because the COVID-19 vaccines are not currently available to children younger than the age of 12, parents for this age group should continue to take extra measures to reduce the risk of contracting the virus.
Preteens and teenagers can get sick from coronavirus and they can infect others. While cases are often less severe in this age group, there are instances of serious complications in children resulting from COVID-19 infection.
On May 11, 2020 the FDA authorized the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use authorization for children over the age of 12. This approval came after intensive clinical trials and close monitoring of side effects and reactions in this age group.
All Rochester Regional Health Pediatrics offices are now offering COVID-19 vaccinations.
Please call your child’s Pediatrician to schedule a vaccination appointment, or look for the nearest walk-in time using the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Finder on the Finger Lakes Vaccine Hub website. All RRH Pediatrics offices are accepting new patients, with convenient hours and available appointments.
Visit the FLX Hub: Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Finder
Answers to frequently asked questions on the development of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, it’s use in teens and how to help your child prepare.Read the Article
Rochester Regional Health pediatrician and mother of two, Dr. LeKeyah Wilson offers her perspective on making a COVID-19 vaccination with your children.Read the Article
All Rochester Regional Health family practice and pediatrician offices are still seeing patients for well-child checkups and annual physicals. This is important for essential screenings and ensuring your child is healthy.Read the Article