Duke Faculty and Staff,

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use with children ages 5-11. As a result, Duke has scheduled dedicated vaccination clinic sessions for Duke University and Duke University Health System parents to bring their children in this age group for vaccination.

Appointments are required for the the weekend sessions at the following locations:

Duke Health North Durham Clinic (4220 N. Roxboro Street, Durham)
Times: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Saturday, Nov. 6
  • Sunday, Nov. 7
  • Saturday, Nov. 13
  • Sunday, Nov. 14

Duke Raleigh Hospital, MOB 9 (3300 Executive Drive, Raleigh)
Times: 8a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

  • Saturday, Nov. 13
  • Sunday, Nov. 14
  • Saturday, Nov. 20
  • Sunday, Nov. 21

After these dates, the sites will be open for all children ages 5-11 years old, regardless of whether they are the dependents of Duke parents or are Duke patients. Given the limited capacity of this location, parents should also consider vaccination options at their pediatrician’s office or other available opportunities.

The vaccine for children in this age group is administered as a two-dose primary series, 3 weeks apart, but is a lower dose (10 micrograms) than that used for individuals 12 years of age and older (30 micrograms). This vaccine has been proven to be 90.7 percent effective in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 among children ages 5-11.

The vaccination of children represents another important step toward protecting our loved ones, safeguarding our community from COVID-19, and bringing this pandemic to an end.


Kyle Cavanaugh,
Vice President, Administration

Carol Epling, MD, MSPH
Director, Employee Occupational Health and Wellness

Gail Shulby, RN, MA, CPPS
Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President, Duke Health

Cameron R. Wolfe, MBBS (Hons), MPH, FIDSA
Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Duke HealthCo-Leaders of the Duke COVID Vaccination Work Group