Covid-19 Vaccine Update from March 2020

We have the COVID-19 Vaccine available in all the offices. Please call today to schedule and complete the short questionnaire before coming in to the office so we can properly prepare for your immunization visit.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination can help protect your child from getting COVID-19. Early information shows that the vaccines may help keep people from spreading COVID-19 to others. They can also help keep your child from getting seriously sick even if they do get COVID-19. Help protect your whole family by getting yourself and your children 12 years and older vaccinated against COVID-19.

Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

Get a COVID-19 vaccine for your child as soon as you can.

Prepare for your child’s vaccination visit.

  • Get tips for how to support your child before, during, and after the visit.
  • Talk to your child before the visit about what to expect.
  • Tell the doctor or medical assistant about any allergies your child may have.
  • Comfort your child during the appointment.
  • To prevent fainting and injuries related to fainting, your child should be seated or lying down during vaccination and for 15 minutes after the vaccine is given.
  • After your child’s COVID-19 vaccination, you will be asked to stay for 15 minutes so your child can be observed in case they have a severe allergic reaction and need immediate treatment.

Possible side effects

Your child may have some side effects, which are normal signs that their body is building protection.

On the arm where you got the shot:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Throughout the rest of your body:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

These side effects may affect your child’s ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects.

Ask us for advice on using a non-aspirin pain reliever and other steps you can take at home to comfort your child. It is not recommended you give pain relievers before vaccination for the purpose of trying to prevent side effects.

After you and your child are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, your family can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. Learn more about what your child and your family can do when you have been fully vaccinated.

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