Side effects are similar to those of other routine vaccinations:

  • Soreness at the injection site
  • Fever
  • Swelling and/or tenderness of the lymph nodes
  • Fussiness
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle and/or joint pain

These side effects are mild and usually clear up within a day or two.

Of the thousands of keiki who took part in the studies, there were no children with serious allergic reactions, heart inflammation or other serious problems associated with the vaccines.

On the other hand, the known risks for severe complications from COVID for babies, toddlers, children, and adolescents are well documented and much, much greater than the risks of vaccination. Therefore, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all keiki 6 months and older get vaccinated.

Parents should call their pediatricians if they have any specific concerns about side effects.

Source: (Stanford Children’s Health) (CDC) (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Updated 07/05/2022