Under 5 COVID-19 boosters

This image shows a young child receiving a shot from a doctor in a white coat

Most people 6 months and older are eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines and the bivalent booster! Vaccines and boosters protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5.

People 6 months and up can get boosters!

The CDC recommends one updated (bivalent) booster dose:

  • For everyone aged 5 years and older if it has been at least 2 months since your last dose.
  • For children aged 6 months–4 years who completed the Moderna primary series and if it has been at least 2 months since their last dose.

Use this CDC tool to find out when your child can get their booster.

The best place to get your child vaccinated is at their regular pediatrician’s office. Call before you go to make sure they have vaccines.

Children and adults can get vaccinated at health centers in Philadelphia. Children three years and up can get vaccines at many pharmacies.

* Note: Children 6 months – 4 years of age who completed their three-dose primary series with the original (monovalent) Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are not eligible for a booster dose of an updated (bivalent) vaccine at this time.

To get a booster, you’ll need to show your vaccine card or a photo of your vaccine card. If you or your child have lost your cards, you can get a replacement vaccine record.

Useful links for parents

Getting My COVID Vaccine: A Picture Story for Kids

Conversations About Vaccines: Parent FAQs

Get your child vaccinated or boosted today!

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