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 COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Children Ages 6 Months And Older 

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine: 

As of August 22, 2022, the FDA, CDC, and Wisconsin Department of Health Services have authorized the use of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 years and older.


Vaccines Approved for Children 6 Months and Older:

As of June 21, 2022, the FDA advisory committee, CDC, and Wisconsin Department of Health Services have authorized the three-dose Pfizer vaccine and the two-dose Moderna vaccine for children 6 months and older. Learn more about vaccine recommendations for children here:

Booster Doses Approved for Children 5 Years and Older:

As of May 31, 2022, children 5 years and older should receive a booster dose after completing their two-dose primary series. Determine when or if your child is eligible for a booster dose by using the CDC's Eligibility ToolLearn more about eligibility here:​

If You Have Questions Or Are Seeking COVID-19 Vaccination for Your Child:

  • Contact your doctor with questions or concerns and see if they are offering vaccinations.

  • Dial 2-1-1 for answers to vaccine questions and to be connected to local resources.

  • You can find a list of local vaccine clinics HERE or visit Not all clinics will offer vaccination options for children. Please call the location directly or reach out to our COVID-19 Hotline staff at 920-232-3026.


  • Make Vaccine Shots Less Stressful and Painful for Your Child: Many parents put off check-ups because they dread how their children might act when they need a shot. If your child, or you, are afraid of pain from getting a vaccine, you are not alone. At least two-thirds of children and one-fourth of adults have a fear of needles. There are simple ways to help make it a positive, calm, and even pain-free poke. In fact, you can follow some easy steps, and immunizations may not bother your child at all. 

  • According to the CDC and DHS guidance, adults and adolescents who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. That means that parents and guardians do not need to worry about their fully vaccinated children having to miss out on in-person school, after-school activities such as sports, and other extracurricular activities after being exposed to COVID-19.

Parent/Guardian Resources: