COVID-19 vaccination provides protection against serious illness and outcomes associated with COVID-19, including emergency department or urgent care visits, hospitalizations, and death. Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines, containing original and Omicron BA.4/5 spike protein components, help restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination. During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss updates on bivalent vaccines including the most recent vaccine effectiveness data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's clinical guidance for bivalent vaccines, and strategies for communicating with patients about COVID-19 vaccination.
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Routine vaccines are an essential part of preventive care for your child. Children can safely get other vaccines the same day they get their COVID-19 vaccination. Talk to your child's doctor to learn more.
Some children may have side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Most are mild and go away quickly, and many children do not experience side effects at all. Talk to your child's doctor about COVID-19 vaccines today.