Children ages 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
November 3, 2021 1:45 PM

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has announced that children ages 5-11 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. This week, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended vaccination for children 5-11. According to CUPHD, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a two-dose primary series, 3 weeks apart, but is a lower dose (10 micrograms) than that used for individuals 12 years of age and older (30 micrograms). At this time, vaccinations for this age group are by appointment only. Read the full press release from CUPHD here.


  • Children must be at least 5 years old

Appointments & Locations

  • 1900 S. First Street, Champaign
    (east wing of the I Hotel and Conference Center)
    • Appointments are required. Sign up for an appointment here.
    • Friday, Nov. 5 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Note: You will need to fill out and sign a consent form for each child you are bringing to the clinic. Please complete and print before your appointment if possible.
  • 1901 N. Market St., Champaign
    (Kohl’s Plaza)
    • Saturdays in November (Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Nov. 27) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Sundays in November (Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Nov. 28) from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Appointments are required. Scheduling will soon be available through MyCarle.

CUPHD is leading vaccination distribution for employees in our county. People with questions should contact CUPHD by phone (217-239-7877) or email (

Employees can utilize accrued vacation or sick leave to accompany a child or family member to get a vaccine or booster.

Thank you for your understanding as we work to continue to maximize safety for our entire community.


Mike DeLorenzo
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Operations

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