Immunizations & Vaccines • Jun 27, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine: Safe for Kids and Effective for 6 Months and Up

We’ve taken another important step in the battle against COVID-19! Vaccines are now approved, recommended and available for all those 6 months and older! That’s right! Now anyone 6 months or older can receive this important layer of protection against the virus. For parents concerned about any risks, Dr. Jason Newland, Washington University pediatric infectious disease physician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, discusses common concerns about the vaccine, what side effects to expect and what safety measures the vaccine went through during the approval process.

Vaccines and boosters for all eligible ages are available through several BJC HealthCare locations, other members of the Pandemic Task Force, or retail pharmacies and vaccine sites across the region. Some pediatrician or primary care offices may also offer the COVID-19 vaccine to their patients, so check with your doctor as well!