COVID-19 Vaccine in the Pediatric Population 

Pediatrician checking smiling child patient with stethoscope

If you have a child with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you’re probably wondering if the COVID-19 vaccine will be safe for them to take. Most clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccinations to date have not included pediatric patients. This is common, as most vaccine trials generally start with adult patients to establish a level of safety and efficacy before expanding to pediatric patients. Because of this, a COVID-19 vaccine may not be available to the pediatric population right away. More data will need to be collected before use in children and young people. 

For information on the COVID-19 vaccines, and updates about the impact to IBD patients, please visit our general COVID-19 vaccination guidance. 

We will continue to keep the IBD community updated about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for pediatric patients. In the interim, please visit our Pediatric Patient Guidance for up-to-date information on managing infusions, medical appointments, school, and emotional health for kids with IBD. General information on kids and IBD is available in our resources for Parents, Teens, and Kids.  

For those interested in Camp Oasis, please check the site for updates about 2021 virtual and residential camp options. 

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