Children under 11 years old ‘might’ be able to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in the fall
With COVID-19 cases on the rise among children 2 to 11-years-old, parents are encouraged to get them vaccinated as soon as they are able to.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says the Food and Drug Administration should be examining Pfizer and Moderna’s trial data for children under the age of 12 by October, leaving parents with hope to have their kids vaccinated in time for the holiday season.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows within the last two months, cases among children ages 5 to 11 have surpassed adults in every age bracket over 40.
With the delta variant bringing more children into hospitals, Dr. Harish Moorjani, an infectious disease specialist at Phelps Hospital, expressed concern.
“At that age, to get a severe illness from COVID might very well mean a long-term impact for the rest of their life, potentially,” says Dr. Moorjani.
He says parents should vaccinate their children as soon as they can.
Until officials make the vaccine available for those children, Dr. Moorjani offers this advice, “We have to make sure that these children who are going to schools and other indoor places are surrounded by those that are fully vaccinated.”
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