就在上周, 的 CDC and FDA authorized emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine for kids as young as 6 几个月大. Parents can choose either three doses of the Pfizer vaccine or two doses of the Moderna shot. 虽然, a recent Kaiser Health poll found that just 1 在 5 parents say they will get their kids vaccinated right away.
“I understand the concern, I understand why there’s hesitancy, but remember these vaccines have been around for two years. We have been giving them in ages five and up this whole time, and we know a lot about what they do,” says Family Practice Physician, 博士. Andrew Carroll.
截至目前, the COVID-19 vaccine is not required for kids to attend school. CDC data shows that the vaccine reduces the small risk that kids could develop severe disease from the virus. 最终, it is up to the parents or guardian to decide.
“Parents with their pediatrician should decide if the two shot Moderna vaccine 或者 three shot Pfizer is what works best for their schedule, for their child, and for making sure the whole series is given. Compliance is essential,” says Pediatric Hospitalist, 博士. Rebecca Fisk.
从本周开始, kids under 5 years old can get vaccinated. Fox News reached out to health care providers in New York to check on availability, many told us they were still waiting for their vaccine doses to arrive.