Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Offers COVID-19 Vaccine Option for Children Under 18 Months

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is filling a gap in community health services for parents seeking COVID-19 vaccines for their babies and toddlers under 18 months of age.

Children ages 6 months through 4 years are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 -- usually from a family pediatrician, or if that office doesn't offer the vaccine, a retail pharmacy like CVS, Publix or Walgreens.

However, those retail locations don’t offer vaccination for children under 18 months old. Monroe Carell offers vaccinations for children 6 months to 17 months old, by appointment only.

Appointment times are available 20 days in advance, and are limited to Tuesday-Friday and to two 1-hour periods each day. When you click below to schedule an appointment, you'll be asked a series of questions to make sure your child can get the vaccine now.

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What parents should know

  • We give vaccines on the 8th floor of Monroe Carell’s Doctor’s Office Tower, by appointment.
  • Appointments are available Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and noon-1 p.m.
  • The vaccine series includes 3 doses. We’ll schedule additional doses when your child gets their first.
  • If your child turns 18 months old before getting all 3 doses, you may choose to finish the series at a retail pharmacy or other location. 
  • This location is only for toddlers under 18 months of age. (See info about vaccinations at Vanderbilt Health for other age groups). 


  • Parking is in the South Garage on Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s 21st Ave. campus.
  • To reach the Office Tower, enter Monroe Carell by skybridge. You’ll be on the 2nd floor.
  • You'll find the elevators to the Office Tower to the right, behind a wall and across from the Family Resource Center.
  • If you need guidance, you'll see an Information Desk when you enter the hospital from the skybridge.

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