The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As such, CDC is excited to share resources for parents, vaccine providers, and partners. A website for parents and caregivers includes information on COVID-19 vaccination for children and adolescents. In addition, a list of resources for vaccine providers is available to help support conversations with families about vaccination and to highlight ways to improve vaccine accessibility for children, including those with disabilities and special health care needs. Jurisdictions, community partners, vaccine providers, and others can visit the COVID-19 Vaccination for Children site for up-to-date information and resources to help inform planning for pediatric vaccination.
Resources are now available to help encourage COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 6 months and older and for teens. Please share these resources with your network of community partners, vaccine providers, and parents and caregivers.
For Community Partners and Vaccine Providers
• The Resources to Promote the COVID-19 Vaccination for Children and Teens webpage contains information to help navigate conversations with parents and caregivers of children and teens. A suite of digital and downloadable resources is available to share with families, including content for social media, videos, printable factsheets, and webpages.
• The Quick Conversation Guide webpage helps visitors navigate answers to common questions that parents and caregivers may have about the COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens. Providers can use this guide to address concerns and to help parents feel more confident about vaccinating their children.
• The Vaccinating Children with Disabilities Against COVID-19 webpage includes strategies to improve COVID-19 vaccine accessibility for children with disabilities and special health care needs.
• The COVID-19 Vaccination for Children webpage serves as a landing page for jurisdictions, community partners, and vaccine providers to find up-to-date information and resources to help inform vaccination planning for children and teens.
• The Equity in Childhood COVID-19 Vaccination webpage highlights the work currently being done and resources to improve vaccine access and equity.
For Parents and Caregivers
The COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens site is structured to help parents and caregivers easily find information on various topics, including:
• Why children and teens should get vaccinated
• Vaccine safety
• Side effects
• Preparing for vaccination.