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Getting the COVID-19 vaccine (children)

What COVID-19 vaccine will children aged 5 to 11 get?
How can I help support a child who is afraid of needles?
My child had COVID-19. Do they still need the vaccine?
Can children get the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as other vaccinations?
How can I register my child to get vaccinated?
Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine for children?
How can I explain how the COVID-19 vaccination works to my children?

COVID-19 vaccine dose & schedule (children)

My child got their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at 11 (the pediatric vaccine) and turned 12 before their second dose was due. What vaccine should they get?
Why is the time between dose one and two for 5- to 11-year-olds eight weeks, not the 21 days used in the clinical trials?
Will children aged 5 to 11 get the same dose as youth and adults?
How many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will children aged 5 to 11 get?
Should children who weigh more get a bigger dose?

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?
What are the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination in children?
Why should my child get the COVID-19 vaccine when it typically causes mild illness in children and is less effective against Omicron?
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)

Can mRNA vaccines cause myocarditis and pericarditis?
Are mRNA COVID-19 vaccines safe for children 5 to 11 years of age?
I heard that the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine has caused serious side effects and death in young children. Is this true?
What are the side effects of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in children aged 5 to 11?
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 affect menstruation?
Can COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility?

Informed consent and COVID-19 vaccination (children)

Do children need a signed consent form to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Who can give consent for a child to get their COVID-19 vaccine?

Other questions about COVID-19 vaccines (children)

What does the World Health Organization (WHO) say about children getting the COVID-19 vaccine?