Parents must now decide if they will vaccinate their children against COVID-19

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Parents, many of whom are first-time moms and dads, will now have to make the difficult decision of whether or not they will vaccinate their children against COVID-19.

Just last week CDC and FDA approved emergency use COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 6 months. Parents can choose either three doses of the Pfizer vaccine or two doses of the Moderna vaccine. However, a recent survey by Kaiser Health found that only 1 in 5 parents say they will vaccinate their children immediately.

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The young child is receiving the vaccine as the CDC and FDA approved the COVID-19 vaccine.

The young child is receiving the vaccine as the CDC and FDA approved the COVID-19 vaccine.
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“I understand the concern, I understand why there is hesitancy, but remember that these vaccines have been around for two years. All this time we give them to children from five years old and older, and we know a lot about what they do, ”says Family. Medical practitioner, Dr. Andrew Carroll.

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At the moment, vaccine against COVID-19 children are not required to attend school. Data from the CDC shows that the vaccine reduces the small risk that children can become seriously ill from the virus. Ultimately, the decision rests with the parents or guardians.

A cute boy in a face mask takes a vaccine at home.  Child with mother receive covid vaccine from health worker at home.

A cute boy in a face mask takes a vaccine at home. Child with mother receive covid vaccine from health worker at home.
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An employee demonstrates the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Northwell Health Hospital on Long Island's Jewish Valley Stream in New York City.

An employee demonstrates the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Northwell Health Hospital on Long Island’s Jewish Valley Stream in New York City.
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“Parents, together with their pediatrician, must decide whether double modern vaccine or three shot pfizer this is what works best for their schedule, for their child, and for making sure the whole series is given. Adherence to the recommendations is essential,” says hospital pediatrician Dr. Rebecca Fisk.

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From this week, children up to 5 years of age can be vaccinated. Fox News contacted health care providers in New York to check availability, many told us they were still waiting for their vaccine doses to arrive.