Children ages 5-11 will be vaccinated with a children’s dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Children ages 12 and older are vaccinated with the normal dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Consult your pediatrician if you are unsure which vaccine dose is best for your child.
The dose of the Pfizer vaccine for kids 5-11 is a 10-microgram dose. Kids 12 years and older receive a 30-microgram dose, which is the normal dose given to teens and adults. Everyone who receives the Pfizer vaccine should get two shots, with 3 weeks in between shots.
The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are currently authorized for use in adults only.