COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children

Getting your young child vaccinated against COVID-19 will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and its variants and also help prevent severe illness, hospitalization & death.

The COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are safe and have been broadly tested on many children. Even if your child has had COVID-19, they should still get vaccinated.

Young children can become very sick from COVID-19. They can spread the virus.
  • COVID-19 can make children very sick. It can potentially result in hospitalization, long-term health complications, or even death. Tens of thousands of children and teens with COVID-19 have had to be hospitalized, and long COVID does occur among kids.
  • Children can also spread the virus to other people, including older family members.
Clinical trials have shown that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective.
  • Vaccine safety was studied in over 10,000 children ages 6 months to 5 years. Some children had mild side effects like tiredness or fever, but this did not last long and all of them got better quickly.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine for children is a type of vaccine called an mRNA vaccine, which has been studied in animal and human trials for years, without long-term effects.

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