Key Resources and Actions for Vaccinating 5-11 Year Olds

With the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11, the Made to Save coalition is focused on supporting vaccine uptake for the 28 million children that will be newly eligible to receive the vaccine. 

Based on recent polling, only a third of all parents (50% of vaccinated parents) say they will vaccinate their child. That’s why we’re focusing on storytelling, elevating trusted messengers, answering parents and guardians’ questions, and ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Actions Parents can take: 

  1. Get your children vaccinated—talk to your doctor, pediatrician, or head to Vaccines.gov
  2. Attend an event to learn more about the vaccines 
  3. Tell your story

Actions Partners and organizations can take:

  1. Host an event
  2. Collect and share effective messaging and stories in your vaccine outreach. 
  3. Promote informational events and local clinics in the communities you serve

The Made to Save coalition will continue centering equity as we enter this new stage of the fight against the pandemic. Per the Kaiser Family Foundation, of the 28 million 5-11 year olds in the U.S., over half are children of color. Despite recent progress, vaccination rates in people of color have historically trailed those of white people, and communities of color have suffered disproportionate impacts from the pandemic. 

Vaccinating our children is key to keeping in-person school open, protecting our kids, our communities, and ending this pandemic. Thank you for all you’ve done and continue to do to equitably end this pandemic. 

Have feedback, questions, or want to get more involved in our coalition? Email info@madetosave.org