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Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: The FDA Approves Vaccine for Children 6 Months and Older

The FDA has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months and older. You can now protect your youngest children from serious illness or hospital stays due to COVID-19. 

The vaccine works. It is highly effective at preventing severe cases of COVID-19. Unvaccinated children are more likely to become very sick or need to go to a hospital.

Check with your children's doctor about an appointment. Your pediatrician or family doctor can answer your questions and talk with you about what is best for your children.

You may also use Virginia's vaccine finder tool to find a vaccine location near you. Most local pharmacies can vaccinate children ages 3 and older. Contact your family doctor or local health department to vaccinate younger children.

The vaccine is free for all Virginians. Make sure your entire family is fully protected. Get vaccinated today.

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