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The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older, and boosters for everyone ages 5 years and older.COVID-19 vaccines available for children include Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
Updated (bivalent) boosters are recommended for people ages 5 years and older at least 2 months after their last COVID-19 vaccine dose.
One is considered up to date immediately after receiving the most recent booster recommended, or 2 weeks after a 3rd dose if a booster is not recommended. The table below shows the recommended doses by age range for each authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
|6 months - 4 years||
|6 - 11 years||
|12 - 17 years||
Based on the study Pfizer-BioNTech submitted to the FDA, the vaccine for ages 5-11 showed to be 90.7% effective. This is similar to the efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for ages 12+.
There have been reports of myocarditis and pericarditis in adolescence and young adults, more often after the second dose than the first dose. However, these reports are rare and potential benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the known and potential risks, including the possible risk of myocarditis or pericarditis. Any adverse side effects can and should be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
Visit the CDC page for more information on side effects, FAQ's and more!
To find vaccination sites near close by, you can sign up on http://getvaccinated.oregon.gov/#/.