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Important Update: COVID-19 Vaccinations for Kids 12+

We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have both supported the emergency use authorization (EUA) of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 12 and older. The authorization follows extensive research from the CDC, determining Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to be both safe and effective for kids age 12 and older. 

Parents and caregivers can expect to make appointments as early as today.

Find a Vaccine Location Near You


Questions? Join us today for an important town hall discussion (see below).

This community talk, led by Pediatrician Joe Santangelo, MD, will review commonly asked questions and concerns about kids and COVID-19:

  • How susceptible are kids to COVID-19?
  • What are the long-term effects of COVID-19 in children?
  • What is MIS-C and why is it so dangerous for kids?
  • Are the vaccines safe for kids?
  • How can parents keep kids who aren't yet eligible for the vaccine safe?

We cover all of this and more TODAY (5/13) at 1:30pm on Facebook Live. Questions welcome!

Join on Facebook

Unable to participate? Watch here at your convenience. 


Three Teens Discuss Why They Chose to Vaccinate

While the vaccine is one of our most important tools for beating COVID-19, the reasons for choosing to vaccinate are all deeply personal - and that extends to our young people as well. Hear from three local teens about why they each opted to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and in some cases, what helped them overcome their hesitancy.

Hear Their Stories

Understanding Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

MIS-C is a rare but very serious inflammatory condition associated with COVID-19 infection. Even kids who showed mild or virtually no symptoms may develop this illness. Parents, here’s a breakdown of MIS-C, what to look for, and what to do next if you suspect your child is showing symptoms.

What Parents Need to Know

Questions About COVID-19, Vaccines, or Other Health-Related Concerns?

Ask a Nurse!

If you have any medical questions or COVID-19-related concerns, a Munson Healthcare nurse is standing by to help at no charge. Call  231-935-0951 and choose the Ask-a-Nurse prompt. You can also visit our FAQ page, where we cover things like vaccine safety, common side effects, and what to do after you’ve received your shot. 

Talk to a Nurse
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