Why should my (age 12+) child receive the vaccine?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 and up. Vaccines are essential in the fight against infectious diseases. Getting your children vaccinated protects them and others from COVID-19.
If you have specific questions about your child and the vaccine, we encourage you to talk to your pediatrician.
Clinical trials of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 are still in progress. If the trials go well, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may approve it for this population later this year.