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COVID shots are a go for kids, but many parents are reluctant to consent

 

November 1, 2021

JIM WILSON, New York Times file

The FDA's authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 makes 28 million unvaccinated children in the United States eligible for the shot.

The Food and Drug Administration's authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 on Friday makes 28 million unvaccinated children in the United States suddenly eligible for the shot and offers the country an opportunity to make big inroads in its efforts to achieve broad immunity against the coronavirus.

But in a nation that has already struggled with COVID vaccine hesitancy, getting shots into those little arms may present health authorities with the toughest vaccination challenge yet.

Even many parents who are themselves vaccinated and approved the shot for their teenagers are churning over whether to give consent for their younger children, questioning if the risk of the unknowns of a new vaccine is worth it when most coronavirus cases in youngsters are mild.

https://www.startribune.com/covid-shots-are-a-go-for-kids-but-many-parents-are-reluctant-to-consent/600111490/

 

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