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COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

On 6/19/22, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months. See Statement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated against COVID-19. See CDC's recommendation. Read CDC’s FAQs Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination for Children and Teens | CDC.

COVID-19 primary series vaccination for children and teens (CDC), as of 6/19/22.

Child's Age Pfizer-BioNTech Moderna
6 months-4 years old 3 dose primary series 2 dose primary series
5 years old 2 dose primary series 2 dose primary series
6-17 years old 2 dose primary series Not authorized


Some vaccine locations which are currently in receipt of the initial vaccine shipments and offering appointments, can be found by visiting www.vaccines.gov and searching locations by zip code. Parents and legal guardians seeking a vaccine for their eligible child(ren) can also check with their primary care providers and/or pharmacy for expedited availability. Vaccination appointments for the HCA/CHOC sites will be made available on www.Othena.com over the next week as plans are finalized.

Clinical trials involving thousands of infants and toddlers 6 months and older firmly show that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in this population. Children get a smaller dose of COVID-19 vaccine than teens and adults that is the right amount for their age group.

Studies have shown that getting our children vaccinated is the safest way to protect them from the worst outcomes of COVID-19, including hospitalization, long COVID, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), and death. Getting everyone in our homes and communities vaccinated reduces the chances for the virus to spread to those we love most.

For more information on available vaccine distribution channels in Orange County, please visit https//myturn.ca.gov or visit www.Othena.com.

Mobile COVID-19 Clinics are providing vaccines and test kits to uninsured individuals. For current and additional locations, dates and times, visit Othena.com or call (800) 564-8448.

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How are COVID-19 Vaccines being distributed to Orange County?

 
 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Key Vaccine Topics:

The OC Health Care Agency is scheduling COVID-19 vaccines online through www.Othena.com or by downloading the app on iPhone or Android.

Individuals who live or work in Orange County, CA can register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine online through www.Othena.com or by downloading the app on iPhone or Android.

BE AWARE: The OC Health Care Agency has partnered with Composite Apps, developer of the Othena application for the sole purpose of facilitating safe and timely distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to Orange County residents.  Be HYPERAWARE of fake apps and scammers who may create malicious applications that appear to look like the Othena app or provide other health related services. The Othena app will NEVER ask for your social security number, credit card information, bank information, or any payment of any sort in any way. Othena may ask for your health insurance information but you will not be billed for any services. Some phone calls may be made to coordinate appointments, but those callers will NEVER ask for payment. Othena may also text you from (833) 376-1548 when necessary to remind people to register and schedule an appointment and the text contains a link to the Othena mobile app or website. Please note the spelling of OTHENA, both as an app and the website www.othena.com.