COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
About Vaccination for Children and Teens
CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. Use CDC’s COVID-19 booster tool to learn if and when your child or teen can get boosters to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.
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Children and Teens Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised
Children and teens ages 5 through 17 years who are moderately or severely immunocompromised will need a third dose to complete their primary series, as well as boosters if eligible. Children and teens with a weakened immune system should get:
- 1 booster if they are ages 5 through 11years
- 2 boosters if they are ages 12 years and older