Can children receive the vaccine?

Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the FDA and CDC for children 6 months to 17 years. The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by the FDA and CDC for individuals 12 years and older.  In studies, these COVID-19 vaccines reduced the rate of COVID-19 infection and provided strong protection against severe illness and hospitalization. Parents can learn more at NCDHHS.gov. Parental consent is required for children ages 6 months to 15 years old prior to receiving the vaccine. The following vaccines are available at New Hanover County Health and Human Services. 

Moderna

6 months to 5 years: Two dose vaccine series

Ages 6 and older: One dose vaccine

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1. Where can I get a vaccine?
2. Can children receive the vaccine?
3. Where can I get more information about COVID-19 vaccines?
4. Why should I get the vaccine?
5. What are the side effects from the vaccine?
6. How do I know the vaccine is safe?
7. Will the vaccine give me COVID-19? Or make me sick?
8. If I get the vaccine, am I immune to COVID-19?
9. What will the vaccine cost?
10. Can I get the vaccine if I have COVID or have had another vaccine recently?
11. Do I need to have an appointment to get a vaccine?