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Special message from CDPHE:
Ordering is OPEN for Pediatric Pfizer Vaccine: Follow Guidance Below and submit an order NOW
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is preparing for the expected rollout of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11 years. The current Pfizer formulation authorized for those aged 12+ years CANNOT be used because there is not enough space in the vial for dilution to achieve the smaller dosage for children aged 5-11 years. Upon receipt of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today, CDPHE has learned that we must submit pre-orders of the pediatric Pfizer vaccine to CDC in three waves, beginning October 20.
To prepare for these pre-ordering waves, ordering is open for pediatric Pfizer vaccine. If your clinic intends to vaccinate 5-11 year olds during the first week of 5-11 vaccine rollout, you must place an order. Subsequent weeks of ordering should follow normal procedures (e.g., on-demand ordering) but are subject to change.
We expect to have a limited vaccine supply for the first four weeks or possibly longer. CDPHE will review all vaccine orders submitted during the ordering window to create a vaccine distribution plan for the first week of 5-11 vaccine rollout. Providers are not guaranteed to receive their full order but we will make every effort to provide pediatric doses to as many providers as possible. This is expected to occur the first week of November but may change as we receive more information from CDC.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING: Please only order what your clinic can administer within 7 days. Based on information current as of October 14, it is anticipated that once a vial is punctured, doses must be administered within six hours. This will allow for distribution of pediatric vaccines to providers across Colorado who can administer the vaccine immediately and ensure equitable access for children aged 5-11 years across the state. If your clinic will administer 100 or more doses in the first week, you must place your order in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). If your clinic will administer fewer than 100 doses in the first week, you must place your order in CDPHE’s small Pfizer order form. Please see below for more guidance.
Orders of 100 or doses or more
Orders fewer than 100 doses
Storage and Handling
Pediatric Pfizer vaccine may only be stored at ultra low temperatures (-90° to -60°C) and refrigerated (2°C to 8ºC) temperatures. Freezer storage (-25°C to -15°C) will not be permitted.
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