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Parents asked, experts answered: Kids and the COVID-19 vaccine

Nov 08, 2021


The Food and Drug Administration cleared the way for kid-size doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine last month. The vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 also passed final hurdles from advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a recommendation from CDC advisers, followed by a green light from Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC.

Now as major U.S. pharmacy chains prepare to provide Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to eligible children, parents are raising concerns. Polls show that many parents are on the fence about whether and when to vaccinate their younger kids.

Straight Arrow News medical expert and cardiologist Dr. Payal Kohli looked at the data to provide answers to common questions on parents’ minds.


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