A Message from Dr. Elvin,
Chief Medical Officer at Tufts Health Plan
"Since I am both a pediatrician and a parent, many parents ask me if the COVID-19 vaccines are safe for their children. I understand their worries. They want to protect their children from COVID-19. At the same time, they don’t want to take a chance on the vaccine if it is unsafe.
I had these same concerns. To make decisions for my family, I relied on data from studies and experts I respected. I came to the same conclusion as most health experts across the country and here in Rhode Island. The vaccine is safe and effective for those 5 and older. COVID-19 poses a much greater risk to our children than the vaccine does.
Tufts Health Plan developed this resource page to bring you information you can trust about COVID-19 vaccines for kids. Being a parent, I know you need to feel you are doing the right thing for your children. I hope that sharing my views and the important information on this page helps you make the right choices for your family."
David Elvin, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Tufts Health Plan