Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines

Last updated: January 11, 2023

Schedule your COVID vaccine or updated bivalent COVID booster

Pfizer vaccines and the updated, bivalent Pfizer booster is available by appointment for established patients in our Primary Care and Pediatric centers. Schedule an appointment using MyChart. Children under age 18 must be Henry Ford Health patients and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive a vaccination at Henry Ford Health.

Updated Pfizer bivalent boosters/third doses

Patients ages 5 years and older can receive the Pfizer bivalent booster 2 months after completing the primary dose series, or 2 months after receiving a booster of the previous monovalent booster. Patients ages 6 months through 4 years will receive the updated bivalent vaccine as their third primary dose of the vaccine series, 8 weeks after dose 2.

The Pfizer bivalent booster/third dose targets the original coronavirus strain as well as the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 subvariants. Learn more about COVID-19 boosters.

Why does Henry Ford Health offer only the Pfizer vaccine?

  • While all the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, we limit our vaccination supply to the Pfizer vaccine.
  • The Pfizer vaccine was first to be authorized.
  • The COVID-19 vaccines have different storage and dosing requirements. Using the same brand of COVID-19 vaccine at our many Primary Care and Pediatric centers simplifies ordering, storing, transporting and delivering the vaccine to our patients.

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