Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Spital offers COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents, young adults

Miami-Dade County, Fla. – Floridians with 16-21-year-old medical conditions make them particularly susceptible to COVID-19, signing up for vaccinations at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital from next week, the Miami-Dade facility announced Friday.

The Pfizer vaccine dose will be available to people of that age who are “currently under the care of physicians or specialists for medical conditions identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)”, which increases the risk of serious illness associated with CIVID-19. , ”Nickels said in a news release.

Appointment requests begin Monday, March 8 at Nickelus Shieldrens.R. / Covid 19 can be submitted on the vaccine.

Candidates will be required to determine the Extreme Vulnerability Form of the Florida COVID-19 completed by their director.


The hospital says it has already taken hundreds of referrals for vaccine appointments, giving access to 500 qualified patients “access to other area hospitals and health systems, pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists in Florida.”

Nickelsana Chief Medical Officer Fisher Dre. “We haven’t seen any complications,” said Marcos Maestre, who gave the patients 200,000+ doses.

The extension to allow signline signups from the public comes after the hospital recently received an additional allocation of Pfizer shots.

Matthew A. Love, president and CEO of Nickel’s Children’s Health System, said in a statement: “Most children are only mildly affected by Kovid-1b. People with complex conditions may be at risk of serious illness if they contract the virus.” Matthew A., President and CEO of Children’s Health System. Love said in a statement. “We are honored to be vaccinated to support the care of vulnerable children in Florida.”

Conditions that increase the risk, such as those identified by the CDC, include asthma (moderate to severe), cancer, cerebrovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, diabetes (type 1 or 2), Down syndrome, heart condition, hypertension, Immunocompromised conditions, liver disease, neurologic conditions, obesity, pulmonary fibrosis, sickle cell disease or thalassemia.


Diego Diaz, 18, has cystic fibrosis and received his second dose of nickels earlier this week.

“More than thankful,” he said. “I hope other hospitals take note and start doing the same, because I think we should give more priority to not just one age group but a demographic subject that is most at risk.”

Diaz added: “It’s always a concern that maybe someone close to you has someone, maybe someone you pass by may have a coward, so it’s always scary to go out.”

The Pfizer CVD-19 vaccine is authorized for use by people 16 and older. (Modern and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for 18+.)

There is limited information on how the vaccine affects the pediatric population, but Mestre said studies are ongoing for patients aged 12-16 and “hopefully we will make a vaccine available to them by the end of the year.”

Pfizer and Moderna expect to begin studies on children 11 and older earlier this year, as researchers further investigate whether shots are safe for younger patients.


For more information about the Nickel US vaccine program, click here.

See also: Which adults are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida

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