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Does my child need to see a pediatrician to get the COVID vaccine?

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

Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH explains you don’t need to see a pediatrician to get your child vaccinated, but they are a great source of information if you have questions.

So, most of you parents, caregivers who are watching this video, are probably used to getting your vaccines at a doctor’s office or with your pediatrician and for a COVID vaccine, you can go back to that provider if you’re used to getting your vaccines there. But if you don’t have a regular provider, you can get me your vaccines in the community. And if you’re looking for a site near you, you can go to vaccines, with an “s” .gov, to find a COVID site in your community.

This information is shared for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed are those of the featured medical professional and reflect information available to that professional at time of filming. Always consult a health care provider for any personal health decisions. Click here for vaccine FAQs from the CDC.

Stay up to date with your COVID vaccine, including boosters!

COVID vaccines are safe and effective for everyone ages 6 months and older.

Immunity wanes over time. Keep up your protection against COVID by getting boosted when eligible.

Updated (bivalent) boosters are now available for adults and children 6 months and older.