COVID-19 Vaccine | Post Road Pediatrics

Vaccines are safe and effective. “More than 469 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been given in the United States from December 14, 2020, through December 20, 2021” (CDC, Dec 2021).

Common side effects: swelling/redness/pain at injection site, fever, headache, tiredness, muscle pain, chills, and nausea.

Common side effects usually last 1-2 days and can be signs that the body is building immunity. Some people have no side effects. Serious side effects of the vaccine are rare.

Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases (12/29/21). URL:


  • Patients 5+ years old are eligible for the 2-dose primary series Pfizer vaccine (at least 21 days apart), no booster is available for patients 5-11 years at this time.
  • Patients 12+ years old are eligible for the booster of Pfizer vaccine (at least 5 months after 2nd Pfizer dose).
  • Patients 18+ years old are eligible for the 2 dose primary series of Moderna (28 days apart) and Moderna booster (at least 6 months after 2nd dose) OR the 2-dose primary series Pfizer vaccine (at least 21 days apart) and booster (at least 5 months after 2nd dose) OR Johnson & Johnson 1 primary dose and booster (at least 2 months from primary dose)
  • There is no approved COVID vaccination in the US for children 4 years of age and younger at this time.
  • If immunocompromised, there may be additional dosing recommended.

You can see if you are eligible at this page by the Massachusetts Department of Health.

We are offering the COVID-19 vaccine at Post Road Pediatrics for eligible patients through our vaccine clinics or at appointments (depending on supply.)

Other opportunities can be found at

If you have received the vaccine and have not yet contacted our office with records, please contact us with the date(s) of your vaccine and a photo of your vaccination card.