COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in Children and Teens

Dear Parents:

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 guidance and advisories from the U.S CDC and local public health department. We are dedicated in providing the utmost care to our patients and families and provide guidance with regards to the Corona virus and its effect on our Community.

Before recommending COVID-19 vaccination, scientists conducted clinical trials with thousands of children and teens to make sure the vaccine is safe and effective. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine emergency authorization for use in everyone ages 5 through 15 years and full approval for use in everyone ages 16 years and older. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines were developed and approved.

COVID-19 vaccines are being monitored with the most comprehensive and intense vaccine safety monitoring program in U.S. history. CDC monitors all COVID-19 vaccines after they are authorized or approved for use. CDC and FDA will continue to monitor vaccines, keep people informed of findings, and use data to make COVID-19 vaccination recommendations.

(Page last reviewed: Apr. 6, 2022, Content source:

Kindcare Pediatric Center is taking the following measures:

For the safety of everyone, please call the office, in advance, to schedule an appointment (even the same day) for your child. Do not bring your child to the office without speaking to the triage staff for the proper directives, especially when one of the following are present:

  • Fever or symptoms of lower respiratory (cough or shortness of breath without an alternative diagnosis
  • Laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infection or contact with someone who has COVID 19 infection within 14 days of symptom onset

Sick kids with mask
Masked men and virus
Sick kids and mom with computer


We are happy to announce the availability of Telemedicine (also referred to as "telehealth" or "e-health") allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in remote locations using telecommunications technology or provide consult via telephone call. This option is not open to all conditions or illness. You must sign up to patient portal in order to access and download the healow application.

Computer: If using computer enter patient portal and download Healow app on this site and schedule televisit or use the following link and download Healow:

Mobile phone: Go to web page and enter patient portal, then download Healow and schedule a televisit on the healow app, but the patient portal must be set up.

If you have not set up patient portal, you will need a password. Please contact our office to obtain one.

Wash your hands
Wash them often with soap and water.
Stay home
Stay home when sick and for a full 24 hours after your fever goes away.
Don’t touch your face
This is the easiest way for germs to get into your body.
Cover coughs and sneezes
This keeps your germs away from others and off your hands.
Keep sanitizer close
Use sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, use it often and tell children and people around you to do the same.
Eat right
Eating healthy, balanced meals can strengthen your immune system.
Avoid sick people
This help you keep from being exposed to other people's germs.COVID-19 spreads most easily when people have symptoms.
It boosts your immune system and speeds recovery from illness.

Have general questions about COVID-19?

The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19:

Call: 2-1-1
Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance
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