So far, the COVID-19
vaccine is recommended only for people 16 and older. It's not yet approved for children
younger than that. That's because the first safety trials didn't include younger age
groups. As safety trials continue, researchers will know more about whether the vaccine
is safe and works well in younger age groups. You can find the latest vaccine information
by checking the CDC's website.
Doctors, nurses, and health workers are taking the vaccine already. Soon it will
be available for the general public. When it is, healthy people over age 16 can take
it. Experts predict that will happen by spring 2021.
So what's the best way to protect your family? Keep doing the things you're already