Vaccines are one of the safest and most effective ways to combat illness. On August 23, 2021 the FDA granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine also received full FDA approval on January 31, 2022.
Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is recommended for children and adults except individuals who are allergic to the vaccine or ingredients in the vaccine. The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are authorized for those 6 months and over. Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are authorized for 18 and older. Individuals who are immune-compromised, pregnant, or breastfeeding, should check with their doctor before getting any vaccine.