Yes, the vaccine helps prevent children from getting COVID-19. Although children often get less sick than adults, many children have been hospitalized from COVID or have long-term effects from “long COVID.” The vaccine also helps schools stay open and prevents kids from spreading the virus to others, including older family members.

 

After vaccination, your child or teen has a lower chance of getting COVID-19. If they do get infected with the virus, they may not be as sick as they would without the vaccine.

 

We want to make sure that all children have a full, uninterrupted school year. COVID vaccines help prevent COVID illness and transmission, and vaccinated individuals also do not have to quarantine or isolate after a COVID exposure.