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Why has it taken so long for a COVID vaccine for under 5 year olds?

Pediatrician Edith Bracho-Sanchez, MD explains that scientists had to figure out the right dose for younger kids to minimize side effects and ensure safety and efficacy. Now there are safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for all ages.

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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.