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Why do the COVID vaccines start at 6 months and older?

Infectious Disease Specialist and Epidemiologist, Céline Gounder, MD explains that pregnant people who get the COVID-19 vaccine pass antibodies to their babies who are protected up until 6 months of age.

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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 5 and older.

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