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.

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