The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children and teens ages 6 months-17 years receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination and booster appointments are available at a number of pediatric primary clinics throughout the region. Children and teens ages 6 months-17 years should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What You Need to Know about Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination and Boosters
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that eligible children and adolescents ages 6 months-17 years receive the COVID-19 vaccine and applicable boosters.
- The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children is a smaller dose.
- The vaccine is a multi-dose primary series, depending on patient age and vaccine manufacturer.
- Children ages 5+ who are moderately or severely immune compromised should get additional primary doses as recommended by CDC and their specialist or primary care physician.
- Drink plenty of water and eat a meal before getting a vaccine.
- Masks are required and must cover the mouth and nose.
- Plan to stay for 15 minutes after vaccination per CDC guidelines. Children and teens are encouraged to bring items to keep busy during this time.