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Posted on: November 3, 2021

CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

5 to 11 for children

Vaccines for children ages 5-11 are now approved.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was authorized by the CDC for use in children ages 5-11 on November 2, 2021. Some appointments are now available to be made with your child’s health care provider and appointments at hundreds of other sites will soon be available on  

Multiple other vaccine manufacturers are currently developing COVID-19 vaccines for children under 12 years old. Help protect your whole family by getting yourself and your children ages 5-11 vaccinated against COVID-19. 

  • COVID-19 vaccine safety for children
  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
  • COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, which includes studies in adolescents.
  • Your child can’t get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccine, including the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

This fact sheet tells you more about the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Each COVID-19 vaccine has its own fact sheet that contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of receiving that specific vaccine.


For information on vaccinating people ages 12-17, please visit:

COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11
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