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If my child had COVID, do they need to be vaccinated?

Pediatrician Edith Bracho-Sanchez, MD explains that children, like adults, who have had COVID-19 still need a vaccine for maximum protection. The immunity after infection is not as long lasting and may not protect against new variants.

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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.