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?
The new bivalent vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are now available, and we offer the Moderna bivalent booster for those ages 6 months and older in our office.
What ages are currently approved for the new bivalent vaccine?
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?
As soon as recommended by the CDC. However, if you’ve recently had COVID-19, some experts suggest waiting a few months before getting a booster. Please consult your PCP if you have specific questions regarding this timing.
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)