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COVID-19, CHILDREN & THE VACCINE

  • California’s Vaccination Plan: Vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic and is free. For more information on available vaccines, when you can get vaccinated, statewide vaccination data, and more, click here.
  • MyTurnCA: Sign up for vaccination appointments at myturn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255 to find out if it’s your turn. If you’re eligible, you can schedule an appointment, or register to be notified when one is available.
  • Contact my local public health department: Some local health jurisdictions provide vaccination appointments separately from My Turn. 
  • You can always use the CDC VaccineFinder tool to find vaccination locations near you: https://vaccinefinder.org/
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is available to kids 5 years old and up. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 through 11.
    • School Health: FAQs from Parents: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) California Chapter 2 answers some questions you may have about school health and safety of your children.
    • Parents and Caregivers – What Is Your School Doing to Protect Your Child from COVID-19? CDC answers some of your questions about vaccines, mask wearing, testing and contact tracing, how to ask schools. about their COVID-19 precautions, among others 
    • Are We There Yet? Talk with a pediatrician about questions you may have about vaccinating your children.
    • San Mateo County has put together recommendations on COVID-19 safe fall activities for children and families.
    • Vaccinating your children is one of the most important tools of protecting your family and community from COVID-19. You can get yourself and your children vaccinated free of cost! For more information on statewide vaccination data, when to get your child vaccinated, and more, click here.
    • Visit myturn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255 to sign up for vaccination appointments for yourself and your children. You can also use the CDC VaccineFinder tool to find vaccination locations near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/. Some local health organizations may provide vaccination appointments separately from My Turn.
    • With school back in session, COVID still at play, and flu season in full swing, don’t forget to get your children the flu shotAAP has put together some immunization resources for you and your child that includes up-to-date immunization schedules, information to counter vaccine hesitancy, and COVID-19 vaccination for children.
      • Are We There Yet?: Talk with a pediatrician about questions you may have about vaccinating your child.
      • San Mateo county has put together recommendations on COVID-19 safe fall activities for children and families.
      • Get your flu shot today! 
      • US FDA’s factsheet for parents and caregivers as they prepare to vaccinate their children 5 to 11 years of age
      • Click here to watch videos by FDA and CDC on all things COVID-19 vaccination!
      • Make your COVID-19 vaccine appointment through CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Publix, and GoodRx today!
      • Check out Planifica Tu Vacuna to get all the information you need about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.Resources in Spanish:  
      • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services answers some of the most commonly asked questions about vaccine safety, effectiveness, side effects, variants, costs, and availability.

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT COVID-19

ECONOMIC SECURITY

IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

INTERNET & TECHNOLOGY ACCESS

NUTRITION & FOOD ACCESS

  • CA Meals for Kids Mobile Application: The CA Meals for Kids mobile application helps you find nearby California Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs Sites through your iOS, Android, or Microsoft devices.
  • LAUSD Resource Guide: The County of Los Angeles has listed food resources available through COVID-19 response efforts.
  • The California Parent and Youth Helpline: provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.
  • CalFresh & Medi-Cal Eligibility Screener: Alluma has launched an online Quick Screener tool for public use, to help millions of Californians check if they are likely eligible for California’s food and health insurance assistance programs, CalFresh and Medi-Cal.

HEALTH

MENTAL HEALTH

TELEHEALTH

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
(enrichment and learning)

EDUCATION
(learning)

ESPAÑOL

LGBTQ+

  • COVID-19 LGBTQ+ Help Center: Equality California has launched a help center website and hotline for members of the LGBTQ+ community.
    • Includes full lists of service providers in all 53 counties and will feature free webinars for people out of work.

REGION SPECIFIC

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

ORANGE COUNTY

  • Senior Center Lunch Cafe Locations: Meals on Wheels Orange County delivers nutritious meals at community centers in the following cities providing a hot, nutritious lunch to older adults.
  • Anaheim Union High School District and Brea Olinda Unified School District are offering meals to children ages 18 and under.
  • The Buena Park School District will provide drive-thru meals to community members with children 18 and under at two of its campuses.
    • *Children must be present to receive meals*
  • Centralia School District will provide free meals to children 18 and under.
    • *Children must be present to receive meals*
  • Fullerton School District will be offering free breakfast and lunch to children under the age of 18 via curb-side pickup at all school locations.
    • *Children must be present to receive meals*
  • La Habra City School District will offer grab-and-go curbside lunches for children ages 18 and under at three of its campuses from 9 am to 12 pm.
    • *Children must be present to receive lunch*
  • Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District will provide free breakfast and lunch to all children ages 18 and under from 9 am to 11 am at four of its campuses.
    • *Children must be present to receive lunch*
  • Savanna School District will provide free lunches for children ages 18 and under at various times and campuses.

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS/EDUCATORS & PARENTS