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COVID Vaccine Safety for Kids Under 5

What should parents know about COVID vaccine safety for kids under 5?

The FDA has conducted a very careful and thorough review of the safety and effectivenessvaccine data for children under age 5—and I'm confident that the FDA authorization means we can besure that either vaccine will do its job, safely and effectively.

The vaccines for our littlest ones are comprised of much smaller doses than the adult vaccines—Moderna’s is two doses (each a quarter of the adult dose) one month apart for kids 6 months to 5 yearsand Pfizer’s is three doses (each a tenth of the adult dose) over 11 weeks for kids 6 months to 4 years.Both vaccine regimens showed similar antibody response in kids as the adult studies. No
significant safety concerns were raised in the trials—and we also now know that millions of children overage 5 have safely received a COVID-19 vaccine.

The bottom line: I have confidence in these vaccines’ ability to significantly and safely reduce therisk of serious harm from COVID-19 for our littlest ones—and that’s why I’m planning to get myyoungest daughter vaccinated as soon as possible, with either regimen that’s available.

COVID vaccine for kids under 5 will first be available in Mineral County on June 28th by theState Vaccine bus in the clinic parking lot from 10AM-6PM. Subsequent doses of both formulations willbe available at the Mineral County Public Health office.

Resources

6 Things to Know about COVID-19 Vaccination for Children

Are the COVID vaccines safe for young children?

Vaccines for children and teens

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