COVID-19 Vaccines for the Pediatric Population

Discussing pediatric COVID-19 vaccines with a parent or caregiver can be challenging. There is no perfect approach, but preparation is easier if you know the questions and concerns they are likely to have.

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)California Department of Health (CDPH), Public Health Communications Collaborative, and the County of San Diego have a variety of resources available for community partners and vaccine providers, and parents and caregivers, to help encourage COVID-19 vaccination for children and teens. Please share these resources widely.

Resources for Community Partners & Vaccine Providers

Nurse Vaccinating Black Preteen Girl Injecting Vaccine Against Covid-19 Indoors

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has resources on how to quickly communicate benefits, ensure equitable delivery of vaccinations, and vaccinating youth with disabilities.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides information about COVID-19 Questions, Myths and Misinformation.

California Department of Health (CDPH) has the California COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

Public Health Communications Collaborative has an Updated Toolkit: Children and COVID-19 VaccinationAnswers to Tough Questions: Children and COVID-19 Vaccines, and other resources on how to discuss COVID-19 vaccines specific to children.

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule: People Who Are NOT Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised

COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine Schedule

Resources to Share with Parents and Caregivers

Cheerful Vaccinated Kids Showing Arms After Covid-19 Vaccination Posing Indoors

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends Getting Children and Teens Vaccinated (in multiple languages), potential side effects, and considerations when planning family outings.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides resources such as When can kids get the COVID vaccine or booster? and COVID-19 which lists articles for parents and caregivers on COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens.

California Department of Health (CDPH) has Get the Facts on COVID-19 Vaccines, Boosters, and Additional Doses (Spanish) and Ask the Pediatrician: COVID-19 Roundup (Spanish).

County of San Diego provides the COVID-19 Vaccines: Children and Teens flyer.

County of San Diego Resources

Please refer to the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility page for the latest updates.

Additional CoSD pediatric immunization resources:


For COVID-19 questions and additional resources, please email:

 MCSDCallCenter.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov