Updated Toolkit: Children and COVID-19 Vaccination

The CDC recommends that children age 6 months and older should get a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The decision was made after analyzing substantial data from clinical trials involving thousands of children, confirming the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness for children in this age group.  The CDC also recommends boosters for children age 5 and up, at least 5 months after their second shot. As of October 12, 2022, updated boosters are available for children. Pfizer’s updated booster shot is recommended for children age 5 and older, and Moderna’s updated booster shot is recommended for children 6 and older.

PHCC has created a one-page chart reflecting the latest vaccine recommendations for children, as well as sample social media posts and graphics to help you answer questions about children and vaccines across age groups in your community. Visit our Talking Points and Answers to Tough Questions on children and vaccines for further messaging guidance.

 

Current Vaccines Recommendations for Children

 

Social Media Sample Posts and Shareable Graphics

Sample posts (English)

  • COVID-19 vaccine update: children age 5 and up are now eligible to get an updated #BoosterDose from Pfizer or Moderna! Learn more on how to schedule your child’s updated booster dose here: [Link to your local/state landing page for more information]
  • The CDC recommends #COVID19 vaccination for children as young as six months old. Learn more about getting your child a safe and effective #vaccine here: [Link to your local/state landing page for more information]
  • This fall and winter, the best way to keep your children safe and healthy is by getting them #vaccinated against COVID-19.  Children ages 5 and below are now eligible! Learn more: [Link to your local/state landing page for more information]

Sample posts (Spanish)

  • Información actualizada sobre las vacunas contra el COVID-19: a partir de ahora, los niños de 5 años o más son elegibles para la dosis de refuerzo actualizada de Pfizer o Moderna. Obtenga más información sobre cómo programar la dosis de refuerzo de su hijo haciendo clic aquí: [Link to your local/state landing page for more information]
  • Los CDC recomiendan que a partir de ahora los niños de 6 meses o más se vacunen contra el #COVID19. Obtenga más información sobre cómo su hijo puede recibir una #vacuna segura y eficaz, haciendo clic aquí: [Link to your local/state landing page for more information]
  • Este otoño e invierno, la mejor manera de mantener a sus hijos sanos y saludables es #vacunarlos contra el COVID-19. ¡A partir de ahora, los niños de 5 años o menos son elegibles! Más información aquí: [Link to your local/state landing page for more information]

 

Shareable Graphics

Download all graphics in both English and Spanish sized for Twitter and LinkedIn here.

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