Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children?
Yes, clinical trials have proven that the vaccine is safe in children. Getting COVID presents significant risks to children and families.Children & Teens Vaccine Safety
Can the COVID-19 vaccine cause myocarditis or heart inflammation?
The CDC and DPH encourage everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated, as the risk to unvaccinated individuals of contracting COVID-19 and suffering serious illness far exceeds the risk of developing this very rare condition.Children & Teens Vaccine Safety
Have the vaccines been tested in children or teens?
The vaccine that is offered to children is a smaller dose of the vaccine that has been used safely since December. Millions of adults have received this COVID vaccine, and thousands of children also received this vaccine as part of the clinical trials.Children & Teens Vaccine Safety
Are there any long term side effects of the vaccine on children?
Serious side effects that would cause a long-term health problem are highly unlikely. Millions of children have received COVID-19 vaccines, and no long-term side effects have been detected.Children & Teens Vaccine Safety
I have a food allergy, can I get the vaccine?
You can still be vaccinated if you have food allergies.Vaccine Safety
What are the side effects of the vaccine?
Those who receive the vaccine may experience mild symptoms of COVID-19 and soreness at the site of injection.Vaccine Safety
What are the long term health effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
Serious side effects that could cause a long-term health problem are extremely unlikely following any vaccination, including COVID-19 vaccination.Vaccine Safety
What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine in kids?
Generally, the side effects of the COVID vaccine in kids are mild and similar to what teens and adults experience.Children & Teens Vaccine Safety
Is it safe to get vaccinated if I have an underlying health condition?
Yes, it is safe to get vaccinated if you have an underlying health issue. COVID-19 vaccination is especially important for people with underlying health problems.Vaccine Safety
I have seasonal allergies, can I get the vaccine?
It is considered safe to get the vaccine if you suffer from seasonal allergies.Vaccine Safety
I’ve had allergic reactions to other shots, can I still get the COVID-19 vaccine?
If you're allergic to other vaccines, you should speak with your provider for more information.Vaccine Safety
How do we know the vaccines are safe?
The FDA approves a vaccine for use only if it is proven safe and effective, after clinical trials have been conducted with thousands of people, and when its benefits outweigh any risks.Vaccine Safety