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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.

This information is shared for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed are those of the featured medical professional and reflect information available to that professional at time of filming. Always consult a health care provider for any personal health decisions. Click here for vaccine FAQs from the CDC.

COVID Vaccines Now Available for Kids Starting at 6 Months!

The CDC has authorized COVID vaccines for infants starting at 6 months and younger children. Children 5+ and adults were already eligible for vaccination and boosters.

Staying up-to-date with your COVID vaccine is the best way to protect you and your family.

And, it’s FREE, regardless of insurance or immigration status.