Children ages 6 month to 11 years will be vaccinated with a children’s dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna 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 dosage of the Pfizer vaccine for children 6 months – 4 years is three 3-microgram doses, with the second dose given at least 3 weeks after the first and the third given at least 8 weeks after the second. Kids 5-11 is 10-microgram dose. Kids 12 years and older receive 30-microgram dose, which is the normal dosage given to teens and adults. Everyone who is 5 years and older, receiving the Pfizer vaccine, should get two shots with 3 weeks in between shots.
The dosage of the Moderna vaccine for children 6 months – 5 years is 25-microgram doses. Kids 6-11 is 50-microgram doses. Kids 12 years and older receive 100 micro-gram doses, which is the normal dosage given to teens and adults. Everyone who receives the Moderna vaccine should get two shots, with 4 weeks in between shots
The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are currently authorized for use in adults only.
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