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COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Children Ages 6 Months and Older

June 21, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older. The Moderna vaccine is for children ages 6 months to 5 years and is a two-dose primary series, while the Pfizer vaccine is for children ages 6 months to 4 years, and is a three-dose primary series. The CDC has additional information about doses. Possible vaccine side effects are the same as other pediatric vaccines and may include fever, tiredness, irritability and tenderness at the injection site.

Johns Hopkins Medicine will offer vaccines for these age groups starting on Friday, June 24 through our Maryland locations. 

See more about vaccinations.


Update on Masking

Masks are required for everyone age 2 and up when you are inside our care facilities, even if you are fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. 

Learn more about masking at our care facilities.

COVID-19 Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know

As the first COVID-19 vaccines are authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, you might be wondering how and when to have your children vaccinated against the coronavirus. This article, featuring Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital infectious diseases specialists, provides some answers. All of Johns Hopkins Medicine's vaccine information can be found here.

Tip Sheet: Making COVID-19 Vaccine Shots Easier on Children

M-Irfan Suleman, director of pediatric chronic pain interventional management at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and medical director of the multidisciplinary pediatric pain rehabilitation clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, suggests ways to ease stress for children during COVID-19 vaccinations.

The COVID-19 Vaccine: A Guide for Teens

How it works, how to cope and myths vs. facts about the COVID-19 vaccine

Returning to School

Returning to School Safely | Sept. 6, 2021

Infectious disease specialists Allison Agwu and Aaron Milstone discuss what parents need to know to ease their kids into returning to school.

Preparing to Return | March 8, 2021

Pediatrician Kate Connor offers tips about what parents should consider when sending their child back to the school building.

The Johns Hopkins Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions has assembled answers to many frequently asked questions. Also available in Spanish.

Kennedy Krieger Institute's Post COVID-19 Clinic

Our partners at Kennedy Krieger Institute have created a Pediatric Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation Clinic for children and adolescents who have recovered from COVID-19 but need additional support to regain lost neurological and physical functioning as a result of the illness.

Hospital Resources

Visitor Policy

See our policies for patients having surgery or a procedure, outpatient visits, inpatient and Emergency Department visits, intensive care units, general care units and patients with COVID-19.

How We Are Keeping Your Family Safe

We here to make sure your child gets the care they need. Many times, a face-to-face telemedicine visit from the comfort of your home is all your child may need. Other times, an in-person visit is best, and we’ll make sure it’s safe and convenient. Learn more and how to schedule an appointment.

Patient and Family Resources

Articles and Information for Caregivers

Articles from experts across Johns Hopkins Medicine, including a hand-washing infographic, for parents and caregivers.

Resources for Kids and Families

Sharable resources, including videos and an activity book, created by Johns Hopkins Children's Center Child Life specialists and others for children and caregivers affected by COVID-19. Available in English, Spanish and Arabic.

Community Resources

Helping families connect to community resources is critical to our mission.

Virtual Town Halls

View our series of virtual town halls from Johns Hopkins Children's Center experts about the state of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Talking Points for Pediatric Clinicians and Families

Talking points about COVID-19 for clinicians to share with families. Also available in Spanish.


Everyday Heroes | Essential Hospital Workers

Essential workers are heroes, but to some of us they’re family! We explore how essential workers are staying safe at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

COVID-19: A Child’s Perspective

Pediatrician Rachel Thornton and pediatric psychiatrist Hal Kronsberg discuss symptoms of COVID-19 and strategies to talk about COVID with children and adolescents.



The generosity of our Hopkins community helps us to support COVID-19 patient care and research, including things like hospital supplies, protective gear and respiratory equipment. Select "COVID-19 Pediatrics" from the pull-down menu to donate to the pediatric effort.

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