Children and COVID-19
Although fewer children have been infected with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can:
- Be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19
- Get sick from COVID-19
- Spread COVID-19 to others
- Learn more
For the best protection, CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older.
- Learn more about the safety of COVID-19 vaccination for children.
- Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccination for Children and Teens with Disabilities.
Children Keep Our Community Strong
How COVID-19 can impact a student’s mental health
UMN expert Carolyn Berger, PhD, addresses how the long-term nature of the pandemic — and the uncertainty around it — can affect a student’s well-being.