COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11: FAQs for parents

On October 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5-11. This means that children ages 5 and older are now eligible to get vaccinated. Parents may feel excited about this news. Others may feel nervous or uncertain. Either way, you likely have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and if it's safe for your child.

An infectious disease expert at Children's Health answers parents' frequently asked questions about the vaccine and their child's health.

See the FAQs: