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(WATCH) The ABCs of COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Ages 6 months – 5 Years

Our children’s health and safety matter most. Watch a discussion with a panel of experts from Contra Costa Health Services as they share the latest information on vaccinations and boosters for children 6 months to 5 years of age.

Many of you have questions about vaccines, masking, childcare settings, and the safety around vaccinating children under age 5, and Contra Costa Health Services already has many of the answers. Here are some resources to help you navigate:

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

First 5 Center Vaccine Events in Partnership with Contra Costa Health Services:

  • Saturday, August 20 (8am-6pm), CocoKids
  • Saturday, September 17 (8am-6pm), CocoKids

Contra Costa Public Health Immunization Clinic:


(WATCH) The ABCs of Keeping Kids Safe During COVID-19

A conversation with County Health Officer, Dr. Chris Farnitano and fellow First 5 Contra Costa Commissioner and Executive Director of CocoKids, John Jones about how parents and families can protect their youngest children during COVID-19.


We encourage everyone to refer to Contra Costa Health Services for public health recommendations, updates, and resources.

We also recommend that you follow us on social media for updates:


Please visit coronavirus.cchealth.org for the latest updates or call the Coronavirus Call Center: (844) 729-8410.

For further information, prevention, and more, please call 2-1-1. You can also text “coronavirus” or “COVID19” to 211211 or visit https://www.crisis-center.org (available in English, Spanish, and Chinese)

First 5 Contra Costa:

Contra Costa County:



Crisis Hotlines:

      • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
      • NAMI HelpLine: Call 800-950-6264, Text NAMI to 741-741
      • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
      • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
      • National Parent Helpline 1-855-2736
        • for emotional support and advocacy for parents

How to Practice Support & Self-Care

Talking to Kids about COVID-19 

Video: “COVID-19 Tips for Parents” from Dr. Barbara Stroud

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