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Fall 2023 Immunizations

Is your child up to date on their vaccinations? Find out which vaccines your child needs for protection against serious diseases. Use the CDC Vaccine Finder to find COVID-19 and flu vaccines near you! According to the CDC, receiving multiple immunizations during the same vaccination appointment, such as the flu and COVID-19 vaccines, is safe and effective. Check with your healthcare provider if you have questions about getting multiple vaccinations at one time.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Updated COVID-19 vaccines from both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna were created to target currently circulating coronavirus strains. These vaccines significantly reduce the risk of developing severe COVID-19 complications and hospitalization, ultimately protecting against avoidable severe illness or death.

  • Pediatric and adolescent guidance: Children over six months should receive at least one updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the recommended vaccination series. If your child has not previously received a COVID-19 vaccine, they should complete the updated series as soon as possible. All child caregivers should speak with their respective healthcare provider(s) about vaccination by the end of October.
  • Adult guidance: If you still need to be vaccinated, complete the updated series as soon as possible. If you have been previously vaccinated, you should get an updated vaccine at least two months after your last dose.

Flu (Influenza)Vaccination

Everyone six months and older should receive a flu vaccine dose each year, with limited exceptions. Certified health professionals administer these vaccines to prevent and diminish the severity of flu-related illness, reducing the need for clinical medical care and hospitalization.

Beginning with the 2023-2024 season, all updated, egg-based, and non-egg-based flu vaccines have been proven safe and effective for people with any form of an egg allergy. To determine which vaccine option is right for you or your child, speak with your healthcare provider.

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