Can Children and Teens Take the COVID-19 Vaccine?
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 doing: