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COVID-19 Vaccine for American Indian and Alaska Native Children

Is your child vaccinated against COVID-19 variants?

The Association of American Indian Physicians is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates among American Indian and Alaska Native children. Vaccines are safe, effective and available, now for our youngest generations.

Children ages 6 months to 4 years are eligible for their primary COVID-19 doses and those 5 and older are eligible for primary and booster vaccines.

If your child hasn’t received a first dose vaccine or is eligible for a booster, contact your local Indian Health Service Clinic, pharmacy or doctor to schedule their COVID-19 or booster vaccine.

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Child vaccinations against COVID-19

New resource made available during Native American Month to improve health outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

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Protect our next generation of leaders; protect our culture.

When all members of the American Indian and Alaska Native communities get vaccinated – including children – we have the best chance to protect each other. Vaccinated children help protect our families, our elders and our culture. Vaccines are a low-risk way to improve the health of individuals and the community. Vaccines are:

  • Safe: Dr. Mary Owen calls vaccine research for children “extremely safe”. Significant research occurred before the CDC recommended vaccination for children and “no serious safety concerns” were identified.
  • Effective: Even if a child or teen gets sick, vaccination can help keep them from serious illness.
  • Available: Contact your local Indian Health Service Clinic, pharmacy, your doctor or your child’s pediatrician to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine.

Protect your children and your community. Get the COVID-19 vaccine for your family today.

Is my child eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot?

As of current standards, most children are eligible for vaccines. Some children may be eligible for booster shots as well.

  • People ages 6 months through 4 years should get all COVID-19 primary series doses.
  • People ages 5 years and older should get all primary series doses, and the booster dose recommended by the CDC, if eligible.
    • People ages 5 years to 11 years are currently recommended to get the original (monovalent) booster.
    • People ages 12 years and older are recommended to receive one updated Pfizer or Moderna (bivalent) booster
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Protecting American Indian and Alaska Native communities from COVID-19

Children make up 18% of all COVID-19 cases. They can spread the virus to vulnerable community members and get sick from the virus themselves. Protecting your child from COVID-19 by getting vaccinated also protects your community.
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Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for my child?

 

  • COVID-19 vaccines have been tested in clinical trials before being widely available.
  • Children are much more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 than any small risk associated with the vaccine.
  • Vaccinated children protect infants under 6 months and vulnerable adults from serious illness

Overall, vaccinating children is the safest option for your child and the people around your child. Get your child vaccinated today by visiting your local pharmacy, doctor or American Indian Physican.

Is a COVID-19 vaccine effective?

Even if a child or teen gets sick, vaccination can help keep them from serious illness. Vaccinations are effective in reducing risk of serious illness in both children and adults.

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If your child hasn’t been vaccinated or is eligible for a booster, contact your local Indian Health Service Clinic, pharmacy or doctor to schedule your COVID-19 or booster vaccine.

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