COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

The COVID-19 vaccine is available for children 6 months and older.

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They're safe.

Clinical trials with more than 3,000 children found the vaccines work and are safe.

The side effects are similar to adults: a sore arm, headache, and being tired or achy for a day or two.

More information below.

They're free.

COVID vaccines are always free, even if you don't have insurance and regardless of your immigration status.

Children get a smaller dose of the vaccine, so it may not be available everywhere. Call ahead to make sure.

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Help others get them.

You have a powerful voice to help your community, school, church, or company understand the benefits of kids getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Get our toolkit with social media graphics, flyers, and more:

Graphics, flyers and materials

Child wearing a surgical mask in a health care provider's office. The photo is taken from the perspective of a health care provider, wearing latex gloves and placing a bandage on the child's upper arm at the site of a vaccine.

Children ages 5-11 are eligible for boosters

To strengthen and extend protection against COVID-19, boosters are now available to all North Carolinians 5 and older.

Information about boosters

Here's what parents should know.

Talking to younger children about vaccines.

Still have questions? We're here to help.
Call the NC COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or send us a message.