COVID-19 Vaccinations Recommended for Children Aged 5 and Up

All children and teenagers aged 5 and up can now get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for free in every state. (Those 18 and up can get any approved COVID-19 vaccine.) Protect your whole family by getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn how to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.

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Initiatives

The Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign, a national outreach and enrollment initiative reaches out to families with children and teens eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Mental Health

Children and teens who have Medicaid and CHIP can access essential mental and behavioral health services in-person or via telehealth.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Peace of Mind

Tools to remind parents that Medicaid and CHIP provide parents with peace of mind knowing their kids are covered if they are sick or get injured.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PEACE OF MIND CAMPAIGN

Vaccinations

Resources to remind parents and caregivers that vaccinations, including flu shots, as well as other preventive and emergency services covered by Medicaid and CHIP.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VACCINATIONS CAMPAIGN

Missed Care

These resources serve as a reminder to parents of children and teens enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP that can call their doctor or other health care providers to schedule missed appointments such as routine check-ups and vaccinations.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MISSED CARE

Oral Health

All children covered by Medicaid and the CHIP have coverage for dental services. To maintain and accelerate access to oral health services, CMS has developed a national oral health strategy.

LEARN MORE ABOUT IMPROVING ORAL HEALTH

Back-to-School and School-Based Outreach

Schools can help get eligible children and teens enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP; the Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign has outreach tools and materials to support school-based outreach efforts.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SCHOOL-BASED OUTREACH

Multicultural Outreach

Outreach resources and ideas targeted toward different individuals and families cultural groups eligible for Medicaid and CHIP.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MULTICULTURAL OUTREACH

Rural Communities

Outreach resources and ideas targeted toward children and families eligible for Medicaid and CHIP who live in rural areas.

LEARN MORE ABOUT REACHING RURAL COMMUNITIES

Youth Sports

Join coaches, school and community leaders help kids who want to participate in sports programs have health insurance. Getting them covered will protect them both on and off the field.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUTH SPORTS INITIATIVES

Year-Round Enrollment

Campaign resources to let families with children and teens know that enrollment in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program is available year-round and parents may be eligible too!

LEARN MORE ABOUT YEAR-ROUND ENROLLMENT OUTREACH