Vaccines for children

COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for children by age

Use this COVID-19 vaccine chart to view vaccine recommendations for children by age group.

Montage Health highly encourages parents to have their children get the COVID-19 vaccine. Though risk of severe illness and hospitalization is not high, it is still possible, and children can spread the illness to others within the community. 

Children as young as 6 months are now eligible to be vaccinated. The CDC recommends that children and adolescents age 6 months and older get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Boosters for children

The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. Please use the CDC’s COVID-19 booster tool to learn more.

Vaccine providers in Monterey County

There are plenty of providers in Monterey County available for all age groups. For children under 5, please consult with your pediatrician. For children ages 5-11 years of age, please check with your local pediatric office, pharmacy, and public health clinic.

  • My Turn
    Appointments and walk-ins are available for all age groups ages 5 years and older. Visit MyTurn.
  • Monterey County Health Department
    Visit or call 2-1-1 to find other vaccination locations. Appointments can be made through MyTurn.
  • Stanford Children’s Health
    For existing patients only.
  • Monterey Peninsula Pediatric Medical Group
    For existing patients only.
  • Pharmacies
    Select pharmacy locations, including CVS, are offering appointments. Visit CVS.

Get a vaccine

Visit Monterey County Vaccines for a list of COVID-19 vaccine clinics on the Monterey Peninsula.

Make an appointment near you at California Department of Public Health's COVID-19 vaccine scheduling website.

Make an appointment

Vaccine questions?

For vaccine-related questions, see our FAQ below, or email us.

Frequently asked questions