Why Should I Get My Child Vaccinated?
The COVID-19 vaccination is important because it is the best way to prevent COVID-19. The vaccines reduce the risk of becoming chronically ill and hospitalization from COVID-19. If your child contracts COVID-19, children will miss school, and often, parents have to miss work to care for their children. (Click here to view our Pediatric Vaccine Information Flyer).
Protecting Our Family, Friends & Community:
When we get vaccinated, we are not just protecting ourselves, but also our family, friends, and neighbors. This includes people who are not yet fully vaccinated and/or those at higher risk of getting severe disease if they get infected (such as older adults and those with certain medical conditions). The more people who get vaccinated, the less likely it is that COVID-19 will spread or that new variants of the virus will be created.
I Had COVID-19 – Do I Still Need to Get Vaccinated?
Even people who have had COVID-19 should get vaccinated because their natural immunity may not last long enough or be strong enough to fight off the virus. And you can get infected again which is why the vaccine is important for long-term protection. You can do your part to help stop the pandemic by getting vaccinated.
Are you Sure the Vaccines are Safe for Children?
COVID-19 Vaccines are safe for children and teens. Before recommending the COVID-19 vaccination for children, scientists conducted clinical trials to ensure safety. For all minors 6 months-17 years old: A consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian is required, and must be accompanied by their parent, legal guardian, or a responsible adult to receive the vaccine.
How do I make an Appointment?
Appointments can be scheduled by chatting with us at sabancommunityclinic.org, Logging into MyChart (link) or calling us at 323-653-1990. Using Chat or MyChart is the fastest way to make an appointment due to extended hold times at the call center.