Pre-Ordering Now Open for COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 6 Months-5 Years

Health centers participating in the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program may now pre-order both Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months-4 years and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months-5 years in the Health Partner Order Portal (HPoP). Pre-ordering begins today through 11:59 p.m. your local time on Wednesday, June 8. Submit pre-orders of these products (in HPoP) separately from your existing vaccine ordering needs.

As both products are pending FDA authorization and CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation, we encourage health centers to place pre-orders for both products at this time. This will ensure availability of either/both vaccines immediately if the appropriate approvals and guidance are issued, and will afford parents the choice of vaccine product if possible.

Pre-ordering will take place in two waves and details are outlined in the table below. Health center sites may order 100 doses of each product per wave.

Pre-Ordering Wave

Pre-Ordering Deadline

Pre-Order Caps

Estimated Delivery

Wave 1

Monday, June 6, at 11:59 p.m. local time

(All health centers ordering by this deadline must be able to receive deliveries on Monday, June 20, which is a federal holiday)

Moderna: 100 doses/site

Pfizer: 100 doses/site

June 20-24

Wave 2

Wednesday, June 8, at 11:59 p.m. local time

(Ordering for this wave opens Wednesday, June 8, at 10:00 a.m. ET)

Moderna: 100 doses/site

Pfizer: 100 doses/site

June 23-29


Doses pre-ordered will be made available immediately if the FDA authorizes and the CDC recommends the COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months-4 years (Pfizer) and ages 6 months-5 years (Moderna). See above table for shipping timelines.

CDC has updated its Pediatric Planning Guide to include additional information on these products.

If your health center has not yet participated in the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program, or wants to renew participation and is not sure how to do that, use the BPHC Contact Form to let us know. Under the COVID-19 section click “View More” to select the “COVID-19 Vaccine Program” option.

Technical Assistance to Help You Prepare

These upcoming sessions can help your health center prepare:

Building a Village: Community Linkages for COVID-19 Vaccines and Beyond 
Join HRSA for a special town hall event to identify partnership opportunities and provide a more comprehensive system of services and care for childhood COVID-19 vaccines and beyond. The event will feature panelists from CDC and HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Bureau of Primary Health Care, and Health Systems Bureau. 

Thursday, June 9
3:00-4:30 p.m. ET
Register here

Pediatric Vaccine Success Stories from the Field
CDC’s Vaccine Confidence and Demand Team and others will discuss vaccine confidence building among parents and others. This webinar is sponsored by the National Community Action Partnership.

Monday, June 13
Noon-1:00 p.m. ET
Register here

COVID-19 Response Programs Office Hours
While these sessions are geared toward participants in our COVID-19 Response Programs, any HRSA-supported health center is welcome to attend.

The June 14 session will feature a CDC representative discussing important updates about vaccines for young children. 

Sessions are from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. Register one time and you’ll have access to all Office Hour sessions from now until February 2023.