COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
The CDC recommends the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months and older.
Additionally, the CDC has issued additional guidance for people ages 6 months and older who are moderately or severely immunosuppressed.
Although children are at lower risk of becoming severely ill with COVID-19 compared to adults, they can still get very sick, develop long-term health complications, and spread the virus to others. Getting vaccinated can help minimize children’s risk.
Two of SolutionHealth’s pediatricians, Danielle Dunetz, DO, FAAP, of Southern New Hampshire Health, and Holly Mintz, MD, of Elliot Health System, recently answered several frequently asked questions that parents and caregivers have about vaccinating children in this age group. Click here to watch their Q&A.
How can my child get vaccinated?
Appointments for children ages 5 to 11 can be scheduled at a local pharmacy here: Find COVID-19 Vaccines.
Click here for more information on Southern New Hampshire Health/Foundation Medical Partners vaccine offerings.
Click here for more information on Elliot Health System vaccine offerings.