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Children under age 5 are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. This means almost everyone living in the United States can now be vaccinated. And anyone over the age of 5 is eligible for both vaccines and boosters.
As a parent, you may have questions about how COVID-19 vaccines work and if they are the right option for your family. Remember that these vaccines are safe.
A vaccine can keep your family from getting COVID-19. The vaccine can also protect you from severe illness if you catch the virus.
As you prepare to send your child back to school over the next few months, it is important your child is up to date on their vaccines. That includes the COVID-19 vaccine. Up to date means your child has received all doses in a primary vaccine series, and a booster if eligible.
Answers to these questions can help you make the best decision about the vaccines for you child.
Read on to learn more.
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, your child’s care team can help. You can also read more about COVID-19 vaccines on Together.
Reviewed: June 2022