Updated April 25, 2022
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COVID-19 Vaccination for 5-11 year-olds and Boosters for 12+
- COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. Over 200 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been safely administered in the United States and many million more around the world. Independent scientific advisory committees to both FDA and CDC have concluded that the benefits of vaccinating children 5-11 years old far outweigh the rare side effects that occur.
- Vaccinations are important because COVID-19 is affecting children. Since mid-August children have often experienced the highest rates of COVID-19 infection in our community. While children are less likely to get serious disease than adults, some have been hospitalized, and, like adults, some suffer symptoms that can last for months. Children with asymptomatic infections can spread the virus to other household members.
- Stay up-to-date on vaccines. Booster doses are recommended for people ages 12+. The booster increases immune response, providing improved protection against getting infected with COVID-19.