Can children and adolescents get vaccinated through MCHD at this time?

Yes - COVID-19 vaccines are now recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive the vaccine.

Please note: No vaccines are authorized at this time for individuals under 6 months of age. Please do not schedule an individual until your child has reached 6 months of age or later. We will provide updates for the public as soon as vaccine eligibility opens to additional age groups.

  • It is important for parents or guardians to inform the vaccination provider about the child's medical conditions prior to receiving the vaccine, including if your child:
  • Has any allergies
  • Has had myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart)
  • Has a fever
  • Has a bleeding disorder or is on a blood thinner
  • Is immunocompromised or is on a medicine that affects your child's immune system
  • Has ever fainted in association with an injection

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children and adolescents, please see this information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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1. Can children and adolescents get vaccinated through MCHD at this time?
2. Do minors need parent/guardian consent to receive vaccinations?
3. I was able to schedule an appointment elsewhere and would like to cancel my appointment with MCHD - who should I contact?
4. What phone number will appear if you are contacting me via phone regarding any questions or issues?
5. Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?