Is it safe to get my child vaccinated?

At this time, Pfizer’s vaccine has been authorized for emergency use to vaccinate those aged 12 and up.

The Moderna and J&J vaccines have only been authorized to vaccinate those ages 18 and up.

Young children who get COVID-19 typically have less severe symptoms than adults. However, kids can pass COVID infection along to adults, and vaccination can help to prevent transmission. Children who have COVID infection also have a small risk for a more serious complication called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or MIS-C. Preventing COVID can also prevent MIS-C.

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1. Are the available COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective?
2. Is it safe to get my child vaccinated?
3. Is it safe to get vaccinated if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
4. How was the vaccine developed so quickly?
5. What ingredients are used in the vaccines?
6. What are the possible side effects of a COVID-19 vaccine?
7. Who is NOT recommended for each vaccine?
8. Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
9. I received the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Should I be worried? What should I do?