KIDS AGES AGES 5 AND UP ARE ELIGIBLE
FOR COVID-19 VACCINE!
The CDC has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine
The CDC has expanded eligibility for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 and up.
With children now back in school, the CDC says getting children vaccinated can help reduce disruptions to in-person learning and activities, as it will help curb the spread of the virus throughout the community.
Here’s what parents should know:
- The vaccine is nearly 91% effective in preventing COVID-19 among children between the ages of 5 and up.
- Clinical trials found that the vaccine side effects were mild and similar to those seen in adults, as well as other vaccines recommended for children. The most common side effect was a temporarily sore arm.
- The CDC notes that vaccination helps protect children from getting COVID-19 and reduces their risk of severe disease, hospitalizations, or developing long-term COVID-19 complications.
- The COVID-19 vaccine has been and continues to be, the most intensely monitored vaccine in U.S. history.
Make your appointment or walk into any of our CHI clinic locations to get your child vaccinated against COVID-19.