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Do you have questions about the COVID vaccine for kids? This pediatrician has answers.

Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, many parents are excited to experience the sense of relief and security that comes with knowing their kids are protected. As a mother of four, I felt relieved when the vaccine received approval for adolescents and children. I am happy to report now that all of my children are fully vaccinated. 

I know that some hesitant parents are opting to “wait and see.” Unfortunately, this approach carries great risk for children and their families. COVID is not over. With contagious variants spreading and holiday gatherings just around the corner, getting our children vaccinated now is the best way to protect children and families from getting sick, spreading the virus and suffering long-term health consequences from COVID-19.

Read the full article on the AFRO.