COVID-19 Pediatric (Ages 5-11) Vaccine FAQ

Updated: November 18, 2021

Q. What if I have questions about my child’s medical condition and the vaccine?

A: If you have specific questions related to your child’s health condition, please speak with your pediatrician or primary care physician.

Q. My child has a Hoag Medical Group (HMG) Pediatrician, will they know my child was vaccinated? My HMG Pediatrician does not work out of the Hoag office where my child received their vaccine.

A: All of Hoag Medical Group uses the same electronic medical record system. Your Hoag Medical Group Pediatrician can see vaccinations provided at any of our office locations.

Q. Will you transfer vaccination records to my child’s pediatrician if they aren’t with Hoag Medical Group?

A: No direct transfer is made, but we report all vaccines to the California Immunization Registry (CAIR), which is accessible by all physicians.

Q. What if my child is about to turn 12? Should I wait so they can get the higher dose?

A: We recommend your child get the dose that is authorized by the FDA, for your child’s current age, as soon as they can get vaccinated.

Q. My child is 12 or older. Do I have the option of giving them the lower dose?

We will follow the authorization by the FDA and recommendations from the CDC and will not be able to deviate from that.

Q. Will children require boosters too?

A: Currently, the CDC does not recommend booster doses for children.

Q. Will my child’s school be notified that they were vaccinated?

A: No. We will provide you documentation of the vaccination which you can share with your school.