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COVID-19 Vaccine

Can my child get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is only authorized for administration in patients aged 5 years and older. Clinical trials are underway for younger children, but at this point there is no vaccine approved for younger children.​ The Moderna vaccine and the Janssen vaccine (also known as Johnson & Johnson) are only authorized in patients aged 18 years and older. Go to County of Santa Clara COVID-19 Vaccine Information for the Public​​.

Now Is the Right Time To Get a Flu Shot

Flu shots are the best protection against the flu. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot each year.

Flu shots are especially important while communities continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic. Flu shots reduce hospital visits and emergency room crowding due to flu.

Flu shots are available from your child's primary care doctor, pharmacies, and for free from the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Flu fact sheets: English / Spanish / Vietnamese

What Vaccines Does My Child Need for Daycare in Santa Clara County?

California school immunization law outlines the immunizations required for school and childcare entry.

See the recommended immunization schedule for children from birth to 18 years of age​ from the U.S. government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A yearly flu vaccine is recommended for all children 6 months and older. Immunizing your children is one of the best things you can do to protect them against serious diseases.

Where Can My Child Get Vaccinated in Santa Clara County?

  • Your child's pediatrician or your family doctor may offer vaccines.
  • Local pharmacies often offer vaccines for older children.
  • Community clinics provide vaccines for children and youth in Santa Clara County. Find a community clinic near you: English / Spanish / Vietnamese.

If you do not have health insurance, find out if your child is eligible for Medi-Cal.

How Is My School Doing?

Are your child's classmates vaccinated? See immunization rates for schools in your area: Child CareKindergarten.

How Do I Find My Child's Immunization Records?

See advice from the state of California on locating immunization records.​​

County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Immunization Program

976 Lenzen Avenue.
Suite 1100
San Jose, CA 95126
United States

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