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COVID-19 Vaccines Approved for Children Ages 5-11


Dear Neighbors,

By now, you have likely heard that the CDC and FDA have approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine in children ages 5-11. This is great news for children, parents, teachers and the community as a whole.

Children in this age group will be able to receive their immunizations at the Hoag Medical Group offices in Newport Beach and Irvine beginning Thursday, Nov. 11, by appointment only.

–Vaccine appointment scheduling will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 9

–You can access appointments one of two ways: Visit your Hoag Connect MyChart account or

A parent or guardian will need to accompany their child and present a picture ID and proof of age. For more information about how to prepare for the appointment and what to bring with you, see the county’s website

Hoag has been carefully monitoring the scientific discussions surrounding pediatric COVID-19 vaccines, and we are confident about their safety and efficacy. We know many parents will have questions about the vaccine, so our medical team has put together answers to frequently asked questions.

By protecting some of our youngest community members, this latest development gives me hope that we are turning the corner on COVID-19. However, with winter and the holidays quickly approaching, we cannot afford to be complacent about the pandemic. If you have not yet received your vaccine, or if you are eligible for a booster and have not yet gotten one, please do not delay. 

As we have been from the beginning, Hoag is here for you and for your family. We thank you for your continued support and partnership.


Robert T. Braithwaite

President and Chief Executive Officer

By: Stu News Newport