Parents, many of whom are first-time mothers and fathers, now have to make the tough decision of whether or not to vaccinate their children with COVID-19.
Last week, the CDC and FDA authorized emergency use COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months of age. Parents can choose from a three-dose Pfizer vaccine or a two-dose Modern shot. However, in a recent Kaiser health poll, 1 in 5 parents said their children would be vaccinated immediately.
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“I understand the concern, I understand why they hesitate, but keep in mind that these vaccines are two years old. We give them to people five years of age and older and we know a lot about what they do,” said family members. Andrew Carroll.
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Currently, children do not need the COVID-19 vaccine to go to school. CDC data show that the vaccine reduces the risk of children developing a serious illness from the virus. Ultimately, it is up to the parents or guardians to decide.
“Parents with their pediatrician need to decide if a two-shot modern vaccine or three-shot Pfizer works best for their schedule, for their children, and for the entire series. Consent is essential,” said the pediatric hospitalist. Rebecca Fisk.
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From this week, children under the age of 5 can be vaccinated. Fox News contacted health care providers in New York and checked availability, telling us that many were still waiting for their vaccine doses.