COVID-19 Vaccination for Children
Children Can Get COVID-19
Some children with COVID-19 feel fine.
Some children with COVID-19 feel bad.
Some children with COVID-19 get really sick.
Children can spread COVID-19 to family and other people.
COVID-19 vaccination for children is important
COVID-19 vaccines help keep children from getting really sick from COVID-19.
Your child can get the COVID-19 vaccine even if they already have other medical conditions.
Children who have already had COVID-19 should still get vaccinated.
COVID-19 vaccination helps keep children safer in school.
COVID-19 vaccination for children is safe
COVID-19 vaccination is safe for children.
Children cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine.
After children get the COVID-19 vaccine
Some children will feel fine after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Some children may feel sick after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Some children may feel tired after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Your child should feel better in a few days.
Call your doctor if you are worried about how your child feels.
All children 6 months and older should get the COVID-19 vaccine
Children get a smaller dose that is the right size for them.
Everyone ages 6 months and older should also get a booster shot if eligible.
Some people 12 years and older should get two booster shots.
Finding the COVID-19 vaccine for your child is easy
The COVID-19 vaccine is free.
Ask your doctor or a local pharmacy, clinic, or health department if they have the COVID-19 vaccine for your child or teen.
Text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens near you.
For more information visit COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
Development of these materials was supported by a grant from the CDC Foundation, using funding provided by its donors. The materials were created by the Center for Literacy & Disability Studies, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation at Georgia Tech. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided subject matter expertise and approved the content. The use of the names of private entities, products, or enterprises is for identification purposes only and does not imply CDC endorsement.
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