The novel coronavirus has taken a heavy toll on the lives of people across the world, leaving many families devastated and scrambling for ways to protect themselves and their children. One of the most effective ways to prevent the potential transmission of the virus is to get vaccinated, but parents of young children have been struggling to access the necessary booster shots since the vaccine was approved for wider use in late December. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) strongly recommends that parents of young children ensure their children are protected by receiving booster shots when necessary. However, many parents are struggling to get the shots, as they are often scarce or in short supply. In the United States, vaccinations for children under the age of 4 require two shots each, with children 5 and over needing one shot. Unfortunately, some states are reporting that there simply aren’t enough doses of the booster shots to go around, leaving many parents in a difficult position. They are either trying to wait for more shots to become available, or attempting to find an alternate way to get their children vaccinated. The problem has been especially acute in California, where despite weeks into the vaccine rollout, parents of young children are still struggling to access necessary booster shots. My hopefully, the state administration will be able to provide more doses of the vaccine in the coming weeks, so that children can receive the protection they need. In the meanwhile, parents are encouraged to take extra precautions at home. This includes practicing good hygiene habits such as frequent handwashing; avoiding large crowds and gatherings; and, wearing masks in public. While this may be difficult with young children, it is essential to minimize the risk of infection. It is clear that the supply of the booster shots are still not meeting the demand, making it difficult for parents of young children to ensure their protection against the novel coronavirus. However, every effort is being made to increase the supply and ensure that these vulnerable citizens are provided the best possible care during this difficult time.