COVID-19 Update: Updated Boosters Approved for Children 5 and Older
Updated “bivalent” boosters have been approved for children 5 and older two months after any previous booster or primary vaccination. The Pfizer bivalent booster is for children ages 5-11, and the Moderna bivalent booster is for children ages 6-17. The updated boosters provide broader protection against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the more recently spreading Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.
Children who have already had COVID-19 should still get vaccinated to strengthen their immune systems. The COVID-19 vaccines have undergone - and will continue to undergo - the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.
To find sites where bivalent vaccines are available for children, visit: ph.lacounty.gov/howtogetvaccinated. On this page you can select the type of vaccine you are looking for and your zip code to find a vaccine site that fits your need.
You can also go to vaccinatelacounty.com or call 833-540-0473 between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm 7 days a week for assistance with appointments.