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Is it safe to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to children?

Currently, the FDA has not approved any COVID-19 vaccinations for use on children. However, the Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines have emergency use authorization approval for select age groups.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has emergency use authorization approval for administration in children ages 5 years of age and older.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has emergency use authorization approval for administration to 18 years and older.

The J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine has emergency use authorization approval for administration to 18 years and older

Covid 19
All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.