Children and COVID-19

Did You Know?

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. All children ages 6 months and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Children and teens ages 12 years and older receive the same dose as adults, and children ages 6 months through 11 years receive smaller doses.
  • Everyone ages 5 years and older should get a booster shot.
  • Serious reactions after COVID-19 vaccination in children and teens are rare. The benefit of increased protection against serious illness or death far outweighs the risk of serious side effects.

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In Case You Missed It: Experts addressed common questions about COVID-19 vaccines and children.

Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Vaccines and Children: Stanford University Pediatrician Answers Questions

  • Source: NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • File Info: Web
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Vacunas contra el COVID-19 y los niños: Una pediatra de la Universidad de Stanford responde a sus preguntas

  • Source: NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • File Info: Web
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Fact Sheet

Questions (and Answers) About Children and Teens and COVID-19 Vaccines

  • Source: NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • File Info: Web and PDF
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Preguntas (y respuestas) sobre los niños y los adolescentes y las vacunas contra el COVID-19

  • Source: NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • File Info: Web and PDF (3 pages)
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Ask a Doctor:  Why is it important for young children to be vaccinated against COVID?

  • Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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Pregúntale a un doctor: ¿Por qué es importante que los niños menores se vacunen contra el COVID?

  • Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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