You've Gotten your Vaccine-What about your Grandchildren?

05/30/2021 11:56 AM | Anonymous

Most Americans over 65 are now fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus and the majority of our children are well on their way to getting vaccinated. But what about your grandchildren?

Children 12 to 17 are now eligible to receive the vaccine.  Kids are getting vaccinated before summer camp and schools are encouraging vaccination before the fall semester begins.  

As of May 30, only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been given emergency authorization for children 12 to 17 by the FDA.  Emergency authorization is expected  in the next few months for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson  vaccines. The dosage of the Pfizer two-shot vaccine for children 12 to 17 years of age  is the same as that given to adults.   Kids can get the shot in a variety of locations, including their pediatrician’s office, pharmacies, and school-based clinics. 

The New York Times provides more answers about the COVID-19 Vaccine and kids.

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