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Getting the COVID-19 vaccine (children)

My child had COVID-19. Do they still need to get vaccinated?
How can I help support a child who is afraid of needles?
Can children get the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as other childhood vaccinations?
How can I register my child to get vaccinated?
How can I explain how the COVID-19 vaccination works to my children?

COVID-19 vaccine dose & schedule (children)

Will children aged 5 to 11 get the same dose as youth and adults?

Risks of COVID-19 infection & benefits of vaccination (children)

What are the risks of COVID-19 infection in children aged 5 to 11? Isn’t it usually a mild disease in children?
I heard that children and teens don’t transmit the COVID-19 virus to others. So how does my child or teen getting vaccinated help protect others?

COVID-19 vaccine safety (children)

Are mRNA COVID-19 vaccines safe for children 5 to 11 years of age?
Can mRNA vaccines cause myocarditis and pericarditis?
I heard that the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine has caused serious side effects and death in young children. Is this true?
Can the spike proteins generated by the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines cause harm?
Are there long-term side effects of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in children?
Can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines alter a person’s DNA?

COVID-19 vaccine & reproductive health (children)

Can COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility?