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The side effects that kids experience are mild and they’re ones we saw for other age groups, like teenagers and young adults, things like pain at your injection site, which might be in your upper arm or aches and pains, fevers, chills, things that are commonly treated with over the counter medications and typically only last a couple of days. We have not seen serious side effects among the 5 to 11-year-old group from the clinical trials. All of that tells us the vaccine is safe for them.
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 boosters are available for adults and children 6 months and older.