COVID19 Vaccination December 2020

The news that an immunization for COVID19 has been approved by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EAU), is encouraging!

Other vaccines will likely follow, and the American Academy of Pediatrics has urged researchers to include the pediatric population in vaccine trials.

Our office will be updating information about administering the vaccine as information becomes available.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for 16 years and up. This vaccine is being rolled out according to the CDC plan to prioritize distribution to high risk populations and ultimately the general population.

Right now, California pediatricians are waiting to learn how and when this vaccination will be provided to teens who are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine or any of the other vaccine candidates.

Our office is a Vaccines For Children provider. The H1N1 vaccine was distributed through VFC in 2009, and we are ready for another successful collaboration if that is one chosen distribution route.

Our office is fully integrated with national, state, and local government and health communities for information about providing the vaccine.

Until we have more information, we are focusing on our clinical care responsibilities, and are unable to offer a waiting list.

When the vaccine(s) is/are available, we will provide the information about the vaccine(s) and scheduling on our website (

You may also follow our social medial accounts for updates.

These include:


twitter @cvpediatrics


Google Business

Thank you for your support and understanding, and thank you for being pro-science and pro-vaccine!

About Lisa M. Asta, MD

Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at,, and She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit
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