COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for anyone ages 6 months and older.
- Pfizer BioNtech is FDA Emergency Use Authorized for ages 6 months to 15 years
- Pfizer BioNtech is FDA Approved for ages 16 and older
- Moderna vaccine is FDA Emergency Use Authorized for ages 6 months to 17 years
- Moderna vaccine is FDA approved for ages 18 and older
It is encouraged that children receive COVID-19 vaccines at their doctor’s offices. Vaccines are also offered at various locations including pharmacies, ambulatory care clinics, and public health clinics. Visit www.vaccines.gov to find a vaccine site offering vaccines to children over the age of 6 months.
For individuals under 15 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor to a vaccination site, provide verification of identity and relationship, and give verbal consent for the minor to be vaccinated.
If a parent is unable to accompany them, minors 16 and older are permitted to have written consent or conduct a video call with Public Health Staff whereby the parent/legal guardian provides verification of identity and relationship, and gives verbal consent for the minor to be vaccinated. The consent form can be found at: Ventura County Department of Public Health Consent Form.