Why is it important to get kids vaccinated?

Children are susceptible to serious complications from the virus and will benefit from the protection given by the vaccine. COVID-19 is the 8th leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 11. Children can also experience "long COVID" and in some instances, the virus has caused Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), in which a hyperactive immune system attacks the child's body.

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1. Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children?
2. Where and how will the youth vaccine be administered?
3. Is this a different vaccine and what is the dosage?
4. Will younger kids experience the same symptoms as adolescents and adults?
5. Why is it important to get kids vaccinated?
6. What is the state doing to ensure equitable distribution for the safe delivery of vaccines for children ages 5 to 11?
7. How do I get my child vaccinated?
8. If my child already had COVID-19, do they still need to get the vaccine?
9. Where can I find more information?