May 13, 2021
MU Health Care will now offer COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine appointments to all Missourians age 12 and older.
Pfizer’s emergency use authorization expanded this week to include those age 12 and older. As a result, special vaccination events for adolescents will take place at Faurot Field on Monday, May 17, and Thursday, May 20, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Patients younger than 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign the vaccine consent form.
MU Health Care also has an event scheduled for 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, May 14, and that is open to anyone 12 and older.
“By choosing to get your child vaccinated, you are protecting not only your child and your family but your community as well,” said MU Health Care vaccine co-chair and family medicine physician Laura Morris, MD. “This vaccine now available to children ages 12-15 has gone through all of the same steps and requirements as every other vaccine, meeting all safety standards.”
Similar to recommendations for adults, children with a history of severe allergy to a component of the vaccine should not receive the Pfizer vaccine. However, a history of other allergic reactions does not preclude vaccination.
Those interested in receiving a vaccine can visit muhealth.org/covid19-vaccine-scheduling to schedule an appointment. Again, parental consent is required for anyone younger than 18.
The website includes a link to our scheduling system, called TimeTap. Those who need help scheduling an appointment can call our COVID-19 vaccine call center at 573-771-CARE (2273). The call center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
MU Health Care’s vaccination site is at the Walsworth Family Columns Club at MU's football stadium and offers the vaccine by appointment only. The area is designed to allow appropriate spacing, efficient patient flow and minimal wait times. For detailed instructions and directions to the site, go to muhealth.org.