Children ages six months to eleven years will be vaccinated with a children’s dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Children ages twelve 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 six months to four years is three 3-microgram doses, with the second dose given at least three weeks after the first and the third given at least eight weeks after the second. Kids five years to eleven is 10-microgram dose. Kids twelve years and older receive 30-microgram doses, which is the normal dosage given to teens and adults. Everyone who is five years and older, receiving the Pfizer vaccine, should get two shots with three weeks in between shots.
The dosage of the Moderna vaccine for children six months to five years is 25-microgram doses. Kids six years to eleven is 50-microgram doses. Kids twelve 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 four weeks in between shots
The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are currently authorized for use in adults only.
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