COVID-19 Vaccine Resources & FAQs
The physicians at Milton Pediatrics support the positions of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, and an important part of the nation-wide strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please refer to the resources below for reliable, evidence-based information.
Are you offering the new bivalent vaccine in your office?
What ages are currently approved for the new bivalent vaccine?
5 years and older. The Pfizer bivalent vaccine is approved for those 5 years and older. The Moderna bivalent vaccine is approved for those 6 years and older.
Do you have a strong preference regarding Moderna versus Pfizer vaccines?
Not really. For those younger than 5 years of age, the Moderna primary series is simpler (only two doses needed) and perhaps more effective.
Is it safe to receive the influenza vaccine at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. We recommend saving yourself an extra trip and getting both done at the same visit.
When can my child receive a COVID-19 booster?
COVID-19 Vaccine in Children
- COVID-19 Vaccine for Younger Children (Ages 5-11): What You Should Know (MGH)
- COVID Vaccines for Kids 6 Months & Older: FAQs for Families (AAP)
- COVID-19 vaccine for younger children (6 months to 5 years): What you need to know (MGH)
- COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens (CDC)
- Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Factsheet for Ages 5-11 (Pfizer)
- The AAP and CDC continue to recommend that children and teenagers receive the COVID-19 vaccine (6/23/21)
- The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines (AAP)
- Ask the Pediatrician: COVID-19 Roundup (AAP)
- Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
General COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Mass General Brigham (MGB)
- Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
- COVID-19 Prevention Network
- The New York Times
COVID-19 Vaccine in People who are Breastfeeding or Pregnant (most of the general FAQ links above address this topic. Listed below are additional resources)
- COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations for People Who are Breastfeeding or Pregnant (CDC)
- Practice Advisory on Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19 (ACOG)
- COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (MGH)