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COVID-19 Vaccine Facts

Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11

Making the decision to vaccinate children ages 5-11 is an important one. Recently, an FDA Panel explained that the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 outweigh the risks.

American Academy of Pediatrics Live Stream: Addressing the Use of COVID-19 Vaccines in Children (11/3/2021)

Pediatricians encourage parents of eligible children to get kids vaccinated against COVID-19 (11/3/2021)

¿Por qué mi hijo necesita la vacuna contra el COVID-19?

Get more information about vaccinating your kids!

Where should kids get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 Years and Older

Find a COVID-19 vaccine: Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

vaccine information for children

  • The federal government is providing the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.
  • Check with your child’s healthcare provider about whether they offer COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination walk-ins or appointments are available for children.
  • Contact your state, territorial, local, or tribal health department for more information.