COVID-19 VACCINES ARE HERE AND FLU SEASON IS NEAR
COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for all children ages 6 months and older.
- Getting your child vaccinated is the best thing to do for their health while COVID-19 is still spreading.
- Before the vaccine became available for children, scientists and medical experts reviewed it for safety and how well it worked!
- Research into how Messenger RNA, or mRNA, works was developed in the 1970s! So, when COVID-19 came along, mRNA vaccine technology was ready.
- While children generally do better with COVID-19, they can get very sick, have lasting health issues or die from this virus.
Protect your child from COVID-19, get them all recommended doses.
Flu vaccines are recommended for all children ages 6 months and older, every year.
- The best time to get a flu vaccine is September or October, but it's never too late to get one!
- A flu vaccine helps to strengthen your child's immune system.
- Flu vaccination can make your child's illness milder (easier) if they do get sick from flu.
- A flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine can be given at the same time!
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
- Fact sheets about COVID-19 vaccines, available here: in English and Spanish
- Find a FREE COVID-19 vaccine near you: here
- When Can Children Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
- COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Should Know | Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- What Kids Need to Know about Getting a COVID-19 Shot
- EUAs for Recipients and Caregivers
Resources for Teens
Immunization Schedules & Information
- Vaccine Recommendations for Infants and Children (Birth - 6 years) *available in Spanish
- Vaccine Recommendations for Children (7 - 18 years) *available in Spanish
- Vaccination Milestone Tracker
- Child Care and School Required Vaccines by state
- Human Papillomavirus infographic from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- COVID-19 Treatment for Children Under 18 Not in the Hospital and at Risk for Severe Illness