COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone ages 12 and older. Learn more about what you and your child or teen can do when you have been fully vaccinated. Children 12 and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Search vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.
Colleges, Universities and Higher Learning
Institutions of higher education can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by providing information about and offering COVID-19 vaccination, promoting vaccine trust and confidence, and making getting vaccinated easy and convenient. CDC has updated guidance for IHEs about COVID-19 vaccination and prevention strategies for IHEs, whether everyone is fully vaccinated or not.
Myths and Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Accurate vaccine information is critical and can help stop common myths and rumors. It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust. Before considering vaccine information on the Internet, check that the information comes from a credible source and is updated on a regular basis.
COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review
Young people are less likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 than adults, but cases of severe disease have been documented in adolescents ages 12-17. Recent increases in COVID-19-associated hospitalization rates and the potential for severe disease in this age group reinforce the need for vaccination and other prevention strategies. Read more about adolescent COVID-19 trends and considerations for summer activities in the COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.
June 7, 2021
US states, territories, and District of Columbia have reported 33,193,680 cases of COVID-19 in the United States.
CDC provides updated U.S. case information online daily.
In addition to cases, deaths, and laboratory testing, CDC's COVID Data Tracker now has a Vaccinations tab to track distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in your state.