Children between the ages of 5 and 11 can be vaccinated against COVID-19. The parents take their child's development level into account to make this decision.
The COVID-19 vaccine for children:
- It is safe, widely tested and free. As is the case with other vaccines, possible side effects are related to the age of the baby or child.
- It can slow the spread among children so that family, school and free time are less interrupted.
- It reduces the chance of passing the virus to vulnerable people.
Only vulnerable children need the vaccine to protect themselves from the effects of COVID-19 infection. An infection is usually milder in children.
It remains crucial for children to receive their basic vaccines for other infectious diseases (e.g. polio, measles, etc.).
More information is in the leaflet below from the Care and Health Agency.