Vaccines for children ages 6 months to 17 years
Children ages 6 months to 4 years can now get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is now authorized for children ages 6 months to 4 years old. The Moderna vaccine is now authorized for children ages 6 months to 5 years old.
Both vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective. Dartmouth Health locations will be offering vaccines to this age group soon. Please continue to check the COVID-19 Vaccine Updates page additional for information or log in to your myDH account for vaccination locations, dates and times.
- For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 17 years, please refer to the Pediatric and Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ page.
- For information about COVID-19 vaccine clinic dates, times, and locations, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics page.
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center visitor policy update
Our visitor policy has been updated. Effective Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
Our visitor guidelines may change to meet current COVID-19 conditions. Before your visit, please review our visitor guidelines to ensure you are aware of any changes relevant to you.
We are always here for you and all of your child's health care needs. We understand the worries about COVID-19, work, money, homeschooling, and isolation. These concerns can increase anxiety and trigger other health issues. Please know we always have a pediatrician on call to support your needs. During the day, there is a counselor and other staff available who can help connect your family to services and resources.
Our office hours have not changed, and we continue to welcome all of our patients to our general pediatrics and specialty clinics.
Clinic office hours
Concord, Manchester, and Nashua clinic office hours
- Monday through Friday
Regular clinic visits (in-person or Telehealth visits): 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
- Saturday and Sunday
Urgent visits (by appointment only): 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Note: Concord pediatric patients are seen at Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Manchester on weekends.
Lebanon clinic office hours
- Monday through Friday
Immunizations only (by appointment only): 7:00 to 8:00 am
Regular clinic visits (in-person or Telehealth visits): 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Urgent visits (by appointment only, phones open at 8:00 am for scheduling): 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
We are committed to supporting your family during these difficult times. For any questions, please call us:
If you have a specialty-specific question, please call your specialty provider's office.
COVID-19 resources for families
- COVID-19 resources for families of children with special needs (PDF)
- Pediatric and Adolescent Vaccine FAQ
- Saying goodbye from a distance (PDF)
- Talking to your children about COVID-19, Safe Care and Social Distancing (PDF)
- “Why can’t I visit?” Helping children stay connected when separated due to COVID-19 (PDF)
COVID-19 resources for medical professionals, educators, and others
- Return to Exercise Guidance After COVID-19 Infection (PDF)
- Return to Exercise Algorithm (PDF)
- Healthcare Professional RTP Screening Form (PDF)
- PCP RTP Screening Form (PDF)
- The University of Vermont Child Health Improvement Guide and Tools
- Official Dartmouth Health Children's statement - School recommendations (PDF) (updated September 24, 2021)
- Knowledge base for COVID-19 in children
- Current regional COVID-19 epidemiology and guidance (updated May 31, 2022)
Information for schools
Published guidelines for schools
- New Hampshire (Update September 1 includes COVID-19 School Toolkit and Considerations for Transitioning Between School Instructional Models)
- Agency of Education COVID-19 Guidance for Vermont Schools
- Department of Health Schools, Colleges, and Child Care Programs
- Vermont Child Health Improvement Program CHAMP COVID-10 Updates
- Children’s Hospital Colorado (PDF)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (updated August 21, 2020)