Families with children ages 5-11 can now protect their kids from COVID-19 following the FDA’s emergency use authorization of a lower dose of the Pfizer vaccine. This represents another turning point in our fight against COVID-19 and gets us closer to achieving full family protection against this deadly virus. Talk to your child’s doctor or visit MyTurn.ca.gov to make an appointment.
Why get vaccinated?
Do it for yourself, your family, and your community. When you’re vaccinated against COVID-19, you protect yourself from a deadly disease. Vaccinate to stop the spread to your friends, your family, your elders, and the people who work hard to keep our communities safe and open.
COVID-19 vaccines protect against new variants like Delta, which are easier to catch and much more dangerous to unvaccinated people than earlier forms of the virus. The vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe disease, hospitalization and death from these variants, and are critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19 before it can mutate into an even more dangerous form.
Vaccination is even available to young people aged 5 to 17 years old, so families can feel even safer as we venture out more, visit grandma and grandpa, go on summer vacations, and get back to doing the things we love.
Families looking to make vaccination appointments for their 5+ children can visit MyTurn.ca.gov, call the COVID-19 Hotline at (833) 422-4255, or talk to your family’s pediatrician or healthcare provider.
Vaccination is one of the most important steps in ending the pandemic.
Each person who gets vaccinated brings us closer to a post-pandemic world. We can save millions of lives, but only by working together.