Back to School Ready: COVID-19 Vaccines Alongside Routine Vaccines

Back to School Ready: COVID-19 Vaccines Alongside Routine Vaccines

Learn About New Clinical Guidance

Did your child (12 years old or older) get their COVID-19 vaccine? Are they up-to-date with their routine vaccines?

Good news. Experts now say that you can get your COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as routine vaccines, rather than waiting two weeks. This means you can make the most of one doctor visit to get all the necessary vaccines before your child or teenager goes back to school.

Protect your child and the entire school community

Schedule an appointment with your child’s health care provider to receive the:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine: The CDC recommends the vaccination for everyone 12 years and older. Vaccines are safe, effective, and help protect your child, school staff, and family against COVID-19.
  • Routine Vaccines: Ensure your child is up to date with their routine shots. The pandemic has disrupted regular health visits to the doctor, putting many children behind on their vaccine schedule.

Feel free to reach out prior to your appointment with any questions or concerns you may have.

 

References:

American Academy of Pediatrics. COVID-19 Vaccines in Children and Adolescents

CDC. COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Teens

CDC. Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States

CDC. Immunization Schedules

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