Yes - COVID-19 vaccines are now recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive the vaccine.
Please note: No vaccines are authorized at this time for individuals under 6 months of age. Please do not schedule an individual until your child has reached 6 months of age or later. We will provide updates for the public as soon as vaccine eligibility opens to additional age groups.
- It is important for parents or guardians to inform the vaccination provider about the child's medical conditions prior to receiving the vaccine, including if your child:
- Has any allergies
- Has had myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart)
- Has a fever
- Has a bleeding disorder or is on a blood thinner
- Is immunocompromised or is on a medicine that affects your child's immune system
- Has ever fainted in association with an injection
To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children and adolescents, please see this information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Johns Hopkins Medicine.