Social Media Toolkit: Children and Vaccines

This toolkit includes downloadable social media cards that address some common questions about COVID-19 booster shots.

Why should my child get vaccinated against COVID-19?


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Kids are just as likely to get COVID-19 as adults, and there’s no way to know in advance how sick your child will get. You can vaccinate children ages 6 months and older and greatly lower the risk that they will become seriously ill. #NIHCEAL


How do I know the vaccine is safe for children?


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Parents want to know if #COVID19 vaccines are safe. Millions of kids and teens have received the vaccine. The benefit of increased protection against serious illness or death from COVID-19 far outweighs the risk of vaccine side effects. #NIHCEAL


How do I know the vaccine is effective in children?


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Children who are vaccinated against #COVID-19 are less likely to get seriously ill. Talk to your pediatrician about COVID-19 vaccines for kids. #NIHCEAL


Will my child experience side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine?


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It’s no fun to get a shot, but it’s less fun to get #COVID19. It’s normal for kids and adults to have mild side effects from a COVID-19 vaccine, though some people have no side effects at all. #NIHCEAL

What about reports of heart problems in older kids who received the COVID-19 vaccine?


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The risk of serious health events in children and teens after COVID-19 vaccination is rare. Protect your kids with the vaccine. #NIHCEAL


Should my child get vaccinated if they’ve already had COVID-19?


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If your child has already had #COVID19, you may wonder if they should still get vaccinated. Evidence shows vaccines give additional protection. #NIHCEAL


Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children


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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a rare but serious inflammatory illness that may occur in children after getting #COVID19, even if they didn’t feel sick or had mild symptoms.


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