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Updated COVID-19 Vaccines to Include Children Ages 6 Months through 5 Years

The use of updated COVID-19 vaccines help protect against the more recent strains

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Published:Dec 12, 2022
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Updated COVID-19 vaccines are formulated to protect against some of the more recently circulating viruses.

Most importantly, COVID-19 vaccines are critical to providing ongoing protection as immunity wanes and the virus continues to mutate.

The vast majority of children in this age group have not received any doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC is working to increase parent and provider confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and improve uptake among the 95 percent of children who are not vaccinated or who have not completed the COVID-19 vaccine primary series. Parents should talk to their child’s health care provider to ensure their child is up to date on their COVID-19 and other vaccines.

- This press release was originally published on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website