Can children get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine?
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the pediatric version of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old. Vaccine clinics and pediatricians’ offices around the country have already received shipments of the smaller vaccine and started putting shots in arms.17 hours ago
When can 5 year-olds get the COVID-19 vaccine?
COVID-19 Vaccination for Children 5 through 11 Years Old CDC now recommends that children between the ages of 5 and 11 years receive the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine. Get more information and read CDC’s media statement.6 days ago
Does COVID-19 vaccine have side effects?
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Vaccines cannot give you COVID-19. You may have side effects after vaccination. These are normal, and should go away in a few days.4 days ago
How old do you have to be to get the Astrazeneca vaccine?
The vaccine is not recommended for persons younger than 18 years of age pending the results of further studies.
Can I still have sex during the coronavirus pandemic?
If both of you are healthy and feeling well, are practicing social distancing and have had no known exposure to anyone with COVID-19, touching, hugging, kissing, and sex are more likely to be safe.
What are the most common symptoms of COVID-19 in children?
Children and Adolescents Similar to the symptoms seen in adults, the most common symptoms reported have been tiredness or fatigue, headache, trouble sleeping (insomnia), trouble concentrating, muscle and joint pain, and cough.
What are the common side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?
The most commonly reported side effects were pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever. Side effects typically started within two days of vaccination and resolved 1-2 day later.5 days ago
Have there been any side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine booster?
Symptoms of the booster appear to largely mirror how people felt after their second dose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most commonly reported symptoms after the third shot include arm pain, fatigue and headache. The side effects were mostly considered mild or moderate.
Is it normal to have side effects after second COVID-19 vaccine?
Side effects after your second shot may be more intense than the ones you experienced after your first shot. These side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection and should go away within a few days.
Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I have an underlying condition?
People with underlying medical conditions can receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people with underlying medical conditions. Vaccination is an important consideration for adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions because they are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
What are some exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine?
Some people may be at risk for an adverse reaction because of an allergy to one of the vaccine components or a medical condition. This is referred to as a medical exemption. Some people may decline vaccination because of a sincerely held religious belief. This is referred to as a religious exemption.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for people with underlying health conditions?
Clinical trials show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in people with underlying medical conditions, including those that place them at increased risk for severe COVID-19 symptoms, compared to people without underlying medical conditions.
Whaat happens if you mix AstraZeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines?
Researchers studied mixing and matching Pfizer’s vaccine with AstraZeneca’s, which is made using similar technology as J&J’s. There, too, researchers found that people who got an AstraZeneca shot followed by Pfizer four weeks later produced more antibodies than those who received two AstraZeneca shots.
Can you use any COVID-19 vaccine for a booster shot?
Any of the COVID-19 vaccines can be used for booster vaccination, regardless of the vaccine product used for primary vaccination. When a heterologous or “mix and match” booster dose is administered, the eligible population and dosing intervals are those of the vaccine used for primary vaccination. 6 days ago
What vector is used in the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines?
The virus vector being used in the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines is an adenovirus, a common type of virus that typically causes mild cold symptoms when it infects someone. COVID-19 viral vector vaccines inject a harmless adenovirus vector
When am I considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19?
People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, or 2 weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.4 days ago
Are people with autoimmune diseases considered high risk for COVID-19?
Researchers have reported higher rates of severe COVID-19 and death in people with autoimmune disease than in the general population. It is unclear whether this is attributable to the autoimmune disease, the immunosuppressive medications taken to treat it, or both.
What is the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization?
The emergency use authorization allows the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S for use in individuals 18 years of age and older.4 days ago
Which Veterans are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine?
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Do you need two Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines?
If you received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you should get the same product for your second shot. You should get your second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get it.
How safe is intimacy with a partner during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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Can you get COVID-19 from kissing someone?
It’s well known that the coronavirus infects the body’s airways and other parts of the body, but new research indicates that the virus also infects mouth cells. You don’t want to kiss someone who’s got COVID.
What should you look for after being intimate with someone new during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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Can children get severely ill with COVID-19?
While children have been less affected by COVID-19 compared to adults, children can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 and some children develop severe illness. Children with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness compared to children without underlying medical conditions.
How likely is it that children infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic?
Our review of the latest available data indicates that, while children who are infected with COVID-19 are more likely to be asymptomatic and less likely to experience severe disease (though a small subset become quite sick), they are capable of transmitting to both children and adults.
Do most children develop mild symptoms after being infected with COVID-19?
Most children who become infected with the COVID-19 virus have only a mild illness.