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Comparing COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

Jul 07, 2022

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COVID-19 vaccines are now available for young children in the U.S. who are six months to five years old. This table compares the two COVID-19 vaccines authorized for this age group. Among the differences are that dosages of the two vaccines vary, impacting the length of time it takes to reach full immunity and the likelihood that a child will have mild reactions to the vaccine.

"We can't predict if your baby or preschooler will have a mild or severe case of COVID-19, but we do know that the vaccines are very effective at preventing serious illness," says Carole Stipelman, MD, medical director of the University Pediatric Clinic at University of Utah Health.

Table comparing the differences between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children ages 6 months to 5 years old.