Dr. Ben Danielson answers kids’ questions about the vaccine

Does your little one still need to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Perhaps they might be scared to get a shot or have questions you’re not sure how to answer?

Beloved local pediatrician Dr. Ben Danielson is here to help! In this video, he answers some common questions from kids about the vaccines, including:

• Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
• Is this the same as the vaccine for grown-ups?
• Can I get COVID from the vaccine?
• Do I still need to get the shot if coronavirus won’t make me very sick?
• Will it hurt to get the shot?
• I’m scared of shots, what should I do?
• What does it feel like after I get the shot?
• What if I already got coronavirus? Do I need to get the vaccine?
• After we get vaccinated, do we need to keep wearing masks?

This is a great video for parents to watch with their children before going to get the shot!

Over 80,000 kids ages 5-11 in King County are still eligible to receive a vaccine. Vaccinating our young ones will help prevent spread of COVID in schools and child care centers and help keep us all healthy.

If you’re looking for vaccinations and boosters for kids, there are lots of drop-in and same day appointments at the Auburn GSA Building, Shoreline, West Seattle, and Rainier Beach COVID-19 vaccine site locations.

Visit kingcounty.gov/vaccine for more information, appointment scheduling, and additional locations.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccine and children: kingcounty.gov/vaccine/youth

Originally published January 24, 2022