Vaccine United

Resources for Older Children and Adolescents

When I was in middle school one of the other students had a problem with his heart and died during gym class. I still remember very clearly how traumatic it was for the whole school, even for those who barely even saw him, let alone interacted. I see my kids and their friends now, and what they’re dealing with, day-in and day-out, and it really scares me. That was a single event in our lives, but these kids have lost friends, family, neighbors. They don’t know for sure just how safe the school is. They don’t know if they even can get vaccinated, or if they should. And they’re staring down 2 years of this. I know everyone is doing the best they can, and that new progress is coming all the time, but I can’t help feeling that even our best won’t be enough to keep some of these kids from being overwhelmed.
Union County resident

Information and resources for parents and children from 5 through 17.

CDC COVID-19 Recommended Vaccination schedule (as of summer, 2022):

New Jersey Department of Health

Center for Disease Control: COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

American Academy of Pediatrics

Child Mind Institute

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health