The CDC has provided useful tools to know when you should receive your second primary dose or a booster, if eligible. For this, along with the most up to date information on vaccines, visit Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines.
Children aged six months through four years old are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Children and adolescents aged six months through 17 years old are now eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine.
COVID-19 has become one of the top 10 causes of pediatric death, and tens of thousands of children and teens have been hospitalized because of the virus. While children and adolescents are typically at lower risk than adults of becoming severely ill or hospitalized from COVID-19, the effects of the virus are unpredictable. Vaccination is the best way to protect children from COVID-19.
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. Before it was authorized for children across age groups, scientists and medical experts reviewed safety and effectiveness data from clinical trials involving thousands of children.
If you need a copy of your vaccine record, you should first contact the place where you were vaccinated.
You can also access your records through IDPH's immunization portal, Vax Verify. Vax Verify now includes the SMARTTM Health Card, an easy way to share your COVID-19 vaccination status. The SMARTTM Health Card allows users to download a QR code which individuals can use to easily confirm their COVID-19 vaccination status at businesses, events, and other locations.
For more information on the Vax Verify portal, please visit IDPH'S Vax Verify web page. You can access the Vax Verify portal directly.