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Vaccines for Children

As of June 18, 2022, the CDC now recommends that all children age 6 months old to age 11 be vaccinated with either the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine or Moderna pediatric vaccine. 

Children Ages 6 Months to 5 Years 

  • For children under 5, the Pfizer pediatric vaccine is administered in a three-dose primary series. The first and second doses are separated by 3-8 weeks and the second and third doses are separated by at least eight weeks.
  • The Moderna pediatric vaccine is administered in a two-dose primary series, given 4-8 weeks apart.

Children Ages 5-11

  • For children ages 5 to 11, the Pfizer pediatric vaccine is administered in two doses, given 3-8 weeks apart
  • The Moderna pediatric vaccine is administered in two doses for five year olds only. Children and teens ages 6-17 aren’t authorized to get a Moderna vaccine at this time.
  • As of May 19, 2022, the CDC recommends that children ages 5-11 receive one booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine, 5 months after completing their primary series. Children ages 5 through 11 years who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should receive a booster 3 months after completing their primary series.

To stay up-to-date on COVID-19 news, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

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As of May 19, 2022, the CDC recommends that children ages 5-11 receive one booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine, 5 months after completing their primary series. Children ages 5 through 11 years who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should receive a booster 3 months after completing their primary series.


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Last Updated: June 21, 2022

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