(TheRedWire.com) – Under current guidelines, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone five years of age and older. Federal health officials say vaccines are safe and help protect kids from COVID-19. As of Tuesday, January 11, only 17% of kids nationwide were fully vaccinated, a number health officials say is extremely low as parents are on the fence about whether to vaccinate their children against COVID-19.
Despite the low number of vaccinations for those older than five years of age, on Wednesday, January 26, Dr. Anthony Fauci said research is underway for vaccinations on kids younger than four years old. During a White House press briefing, Fauci said it’s likely that CDC guidance will recommend young children get three doses of a COVID vaccine. Fauci said he didn’t have a timeline on when the Food and Drug Administration might give an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for kids between 6 months and four years old.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 26, 2022
Doctors say many parents tell them they aren’t ready to immunize their kids against COVID-19. Some parents say they don’t want their children to be in the first million, waiting to see if there are severe or long-term side effects. Fauci said two Pfizer vaccine clinical trials are underway for kids between 6 months and two years old. For children between the ages of 2 to 4 years old, the White House Chief medical advisor acknowledged the vaccines weren’t currently meeting minimum standards.
So, if you’re a parent, how does this make you feel? Are you likely to get your children vaccinated against COVID-19?
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