What ages are eligible to be vaccinated?

CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Find a vaccine: https://www.vaccines.gov/

  • Parents make decisions every day to protect their children, and now COVID-19 vaccines are available to protect all children 6 months and older. 
  • COVID-19 vaccination for younger children is a critical opportunity to prevent severe illness, especially among those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, including those from certain racial and ethnic groups and children with underlying medical conditions, disabilities, or special healthcare needs.  
  • Both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for children ages 6 months through 5 years.  
  • The Moderna vaccine for children ages 6 months through 5 years will be a two-dose primary series.  
  • The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 6 months through 4 years will be a three-dose primary series.   

Current Guidelines for Children and COVID-19 Vaccination:

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1. What COVID-19 Vaccines are Available?
2. What ages are eligible to be vaccinated?
3. How do we know COVID-19 vaccines are safe for kids?
4. If the vaccine works for other people, why do kids need it?
5. I have already had COVID-19. Do I still need to get vaccinated?
6. Who should get a COVID-19 booster shot?
7. I am immunocompromised. Do I need an additional shot?
8. How do the COVID-19 vaccines work?
9. Will the vaccines cause side effects?
10. How were the COVID-19 vaccines produced so quickly?
11. Can I get COVID-19 from these vaccines?
12. Can receiving a COVID-19 vaccine cause you to be magnetic?
13. Do COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips?
14. Can the COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?
15. Is it safe for me to get the COVID-19 vaccine if I would like to have a baby one day?
16. Will getting a COVID-19 vaccine cause me to test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?
17. What can you do once you are fully vaccinated?
18. I missed my 2nd shot of the mRNA vaccine. What should I do?
19. I lost my vaccine card. How can I get a new one?
20. How do I host a COVID-19 vaccine event?
21. What is the difference between quarantine and isolation?
22. If I test positive for COVID-19, what should I do?
23. If I was exposed to someone with COVID-19, what should I do?
24. When can I leave isolation if I had COVID-19 symptoms?
25. One or more health conditions increase the risk of getting very sick with COVID-19. What are those conditions?