COVID-19 Vaccine for children 6 months-5 years old

The FDA and CDC approved the COVID-19 vaccine for all children 6 months to 5 years of age.  Now, all children 6 months and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.  We at Potomac Pediatrics do recommend that all children 6 months and older receive all eligible COVID-19 vaccines for their respective age group. Regarding the youngest age group in particular, click here to read FAQs.

The 2 doses of the Moderna vaccines are spaced by 28 days. Pfizer recommends 21 days between dose 1 and dose 2 and > 8 weeks between dose 2 and 3. Your child is considered fully vaccinated 2-weeks following the 2nd dose of the Moderna vaccine or 2-weeks following the 3rd dose of the Pfizer vaccine.