Letter Template About COVID Vaccines for Early Care and Education Programs to Send to Parents/Guardians

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

[Insert program name] is committed to the safety and health of the children in our care. We want to inform you that free COVID vaccines are now available for children as young as 6 months.

How to find COVID vaccines for your child

  • Talk to your child’s pediatrician or your family doctor
  • Go to vaccines.gov
  • Text your ZIP code to 438829
  • Call 1-800-232-0233

Why children should get a COVID vaccine

COVID can be dangerous for children. Vaccination is the best thing you can do to protect your child from the dangers of COVID. The vaccines for children are safe, and they work well to prevent the worst outcomes of COVID:

  • Severe illness
  • Hospitalization
  • Death

That’s why both CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children get a COVID vaccine.


If you have any questions, talk to your child’s pediatrician or your family doctor. You can also contact the [Insert local health department] at [Insert phone number] or visit cdc.gov/coronavirus. Thank you for helping to keep our children safe.

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