Covid vaccine for children under five in the US: How to get them?

Covid vaccine for children under five in the US: How to get them?
Covid vaccine for children under five in the US: How to get them?


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In a 2004 Pediatrics publication, 166 reports of VAEs secondary to influenza vaccine in children under two years of age were analyzed, of which 63% had more than one vaccine.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized this Friday the emergency use of Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for young children. Vaccine advisers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted unanimously this Saturday in favor of vaccinating babies and other children as young as 6 months with the covid-19 vaccine.

by CNN

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, gave the plan a thumbs up, clearing the way for the vaccines to be administered as soon as next week.

According to a survey in April, parents may be reluctant to receive them when they become available. Only 18% of parents of children under 5 years old said they would vaccinate their children against Covid-19 as soon as the vaccine became available, according to an April survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation Vaccine Monitor.

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Nearly 40% of respondents said they would “wait and see” before vaccinating their young children, 11% said they would vaccinate their children only if necessary, and 27% said they would “definitely not” vaccinate their children against covid-19.

Even parents who are willing to vaccinate probably have doubts. How confident should they be in the FDA’s decision? When will vaccines for young children be available and how will families access them? Which vaccine is better, Pfizer’s or Moderna’s? If my child has already had covid-19, should he continue to be vaccinated? And if my child turns 5 soon, should I wait?

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