When can my child get vaccinated for COVID?

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

Shaquita Bell, MD explains kids 12 and older can get vaccinated for COVID now, and vaccines for younger children is expected soon.
Kids over the age of 12 are eligible to get the vaccine and then we’re hopeful that sometime in the fall kids from 2-11 will be able to be vaccinated as well. So those trials have, have started months ago, and they’re looking at thousands of kids in that age range of 2-11 to make sure that the vaccine is safe and effective for children in that age range. And we’re hopeful that we’ll have multiple vaccines sometime in the fall for those ages.

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