Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for young children?

Question: 

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for young children?

Answer: 
Yes, it is safe. Data from the clinical trial show that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (25 mcg dose) is safe for children 6 months to 4 years of age. Health Canada has carefully reviewed the clinical trial data and has determined that the benefits of the vaccine for children in this age group outweigh the potential risks.
 
While this vaccine was just approved in young children, millions of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines at higher doses have been safely given to people 5 years of age and older in Canada and around the world. Because the dose for young children is lower, it would be unlikely that we would see any new side effects.
 
 
Date last reviewed: 
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2022