COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Widespread vaccination for COVID-19 is a critical tool to best protect everyone, especially those at highest risk, from severe illness and death. People who are fully vaccinated can safely resume many activities that they did prior to the pandemic. Children ages 5 years and older are able to get an age-appropriate dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
Some COVID-19 vaccine recipients can get booster shots. People 65 years and older, 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, or 18 years and older who live in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot. People 18 years and older should receive a booster shot at least 2 months after receiving their Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot.
International Travel to the United States
You must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States by plane if you are a non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa). You are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 when you travel to the United States by air. The timing of this test depends on your vaccination status and age. Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required in indoor areas of public transportation (including airplanes) traveling into, within, or out of the United States and indoors in U.S. transportation hubs (including airports).
COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review
CDC now recommends that children ages 5 through 11 get a COVID-19 vaccine. With many children back in school and participating in extracurricular activities, and cases of COVID-19 still high across the United States, vaccinating children ages 5 through 11 is critical to preventing infections and possible severe disease. Learn more about vaccination safety and recommendations for this age group in this week’s COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.
November 8, 2021
US states, territories, and District of Columbia have reported 46,405,253 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.