The New Normal: How soon could elementary school aged kids get the COVID-19 shot?
News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Dr. Lucy McBride to discuss COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11.
A panel of experts will vote tomorrow on whether to issue emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11.
Side effects: The most common side effects in children were fatigue, headache, muscle pain and chills. According to the FDA, the data submitted indicated no cases of myocarditis inflammation of the heart muscle, or pericarditis, inflammation of the outer lining of the heart, rare complications that have been reported among young boys and men receiving the vaccine in other trials and in real-world applications.
Some 28 million children ages 5 to 11 in the United States may soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, and plans are already underway to help them get it. But will their parents actually allow it?
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