Massachusetts Medical Society: COVID-19 Vaccination Recommendations for Children and Teens

COVID-19 Vaccination Recommendations for Children and Teens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older, and boosters for everyone ages 5 years and older, if eligible. Boosters are not recommended at this time for any children or teens who have completed the Moderna COVID-19 primary series. Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is not authorized for use as a booster dose.

COVID-19 vaccines available for children and teens include:

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also recommends COVID-19 vaccination for all children and adolescents 6 months of age and older who do not have contraindications.

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