While your child’s original vaccine continues to protect them against severe illness and death, it will wear off a bit over time. A booster shot provides extra protection against COVID-19.
As new parents, you get to decide if unvaccinated family members can visit your newborn and what precautions they should take.
In clinical trials, the Pfizer COVID‑19 vaccine was found to be safe, well-tolerated and produced a strong antibody response in children.
While the number of COVID-19 infections in children is increasing, there is currently no definitive evidence that the delta variant is more dangerous for kids.
The CDC is looking into reports that a small number of adolescents and young adults developed a heart issue called myocarditis after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.