Youthvaccine

Updates to COVID Booster Guidance and Tools

May 26, 2022 | Beth Hess

CDC has updated its recommendations on the use of a Pfizer-BioNTech booster does in children 5-11 and strengthened guidance that people 12 and older who are immunocompromised and people over age 50 should receive a second booster dose. See the new at-a-glance COVID-19 vaccination schedule.

CDC added a new interactive tool to its COVID-19 web resources for the public, to help users identify whether they (or someone else) need to receive a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The “COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters” tool asks a series of simple questions about age, immunocompromise, number and type of previous doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and how long ago they received the most recent vaccination. From these answers, the tool reports whether a first or second booster dose may be beneficial and presents considerations for when to receive it.

The Public Health Communications Collaborative has updated its Talking Points on pediatric vaccines, as well as its Answers to Tough Questions. For additional resources including sample social graphics and posts, use the Booster Dose Toolkit.

The CDC has made a number of new resources available to help encourage COVID-19 vaccination for children and teens.

For community partners and vaccine providers

  • Resources to Promote COVID-19 Vaccination for Children & Teens contains information to help navigate conversations with parents and caregivers. A suite of digital and downloadable resources is available to share with families including content for social media, videos, printable fact sheets, web pages, and more.
  • Quick Conversations Guide helps navigate answers to common questions parents and caregivers may have about the COVID-19 vaccine for children. Providers can use this guide to address concerns and help parents feel more confident about vaccinating their children.
  • Vaccinating Children with Disabilities Against COVID-19 includes strategies to improve COVID-19 vaccine accessibility for children with disabilities and special healthcare needs.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination for Children serves as a landing page for jurisdictions, community partners, and vaccine providers to find up-to-date information and resources to help inform vaccination planning for children and teens who are eligible.
  • Equity in Childhood COVID-19 Vaccination webpage highlights the work currently being done and resources to improve vaccine access and equity.

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