COVID-19 Vaccine and Children

We know this may be a big decision for your family. We want you to have the most accurate, up-to-date information to help you make an informed decision for your child and your family.


  • The CDC approved COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older. Appointments now open. 
  • The vaccine dose for children under 5 is lower than those used for children over 5 years and adults.
    • The Pfizer vaccine is 3 micrograms -- one-tenth of the adult dose -- given in three doses.
    • The Moderna vaccine is 25 micrograms -- one-fourth of the adult dose -- given in two doses.
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  1. What's New?
  2. Schedule a Vaccine Appointment
  3. COVID-19 Vaccine and Kids
  4. Tips for Parents
  5. Help Your Child Prepare
  • The CDC approved COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older. 
  • Check out our toolkit for parents and educators, featuring resources, fun activities, and information about the COVID-19 vaccine and children. 

Activities and Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Parents and Educators prepare (1)
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Source Resource
American Academy of Pediatrics Toolkit featuring videos, graphics, key messages 
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)  List of trusted, up-to-date vaccine websites  Resources created by Pediatricians 
Johns Hopkins COVID Vaccines: What Parents Need to Know
Vaccinate Your Family Science-based information for families 
CDC  COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens