Are the Vaccines Safe for Kids?

Louisianians ages 12 and up can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine, following a thorough review and decision by the FDA and CDC. Now, more families have the ability to protect their children and enjoy summer with confidence.

Q: Are the vaccines safe for kids?
Yes, the newly authorized Pfizer shot is safe and effective. The vaccine is so safe that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urges teens and adults to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available.

Q: Are the vaccines free?
Yes, COVID-19 vaccines are free to everyone. Providers can't ask a patient for payment.

Q: Can my student get a shot now?
Yes, getting a vaccination is easy. There are plenty of locations throughout the state that are offering the vaccine. To find out where, make an appointment and get your questions answered, call (855) 453-0774 or visit

This article is sponsored by the Bring Back Louisiana campaign at the Louisiana Department of Health.

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