Individuals 16 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 31, 2021.
Your child has likely received several vaccines in their lifetime. Those vaccines have protected them from typical childhood diseases such as measles, chicken pox and others. The COVID-19 vaccine works like those and is especially effective at preventing hospitalization and other serious outcomes.
Only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for anyone younger than 18, so please make sure to register at a site that offers that vaccine. When you make an appointment, you’ll search for a nearby site by entering a ZIP code. The type of vaccine the site is likely to have will be shown in the site listings.
For more details about the COVID-19 vaccine and teens click here.