Do the COVID vaccines work as well for kids as adults?

Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Rhea Bell, MD, MPH explains that research shows the COVID vaccines work as well, if not better, for kids than adults.

Yes, the COVID vaccines are incredibly effective for kids just like they’re incredibly effective for adults. Since the Pfizer vaccine was authorized for kids age 12 and up we’ve seen kids are being protected from COVID similar to the way that we saw how effective the COVID vaccines are at protecting adults from getting symptomatic infection and from being hospitalized or dying of COVID.

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