Ain’t gonna be a rush for parents to have their kids get the shot one would expect…..
70% or so have NOT been vaccinated….
You children rarely get very sick from the Covid virus….
Their born with imminuty systems work better than adults….
On Saturday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that children ages 6 months to 5 years get the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, as POLITICO’s Katherine Ellen Foley reported.
By Monday morning, our pediatrician’s office emailed to say the vaccines were available and appointments were open for our 4-year-old to come get a shot.
For many families, this will be game-changing, allowing them to get back to feeling comfortable at the grocery store and in the classroom for the first time in well over two years. And, based on our talks with several pediatric long Covid clinics around the country, the measure certainly feels like a critical step forward to protect kids from long Covid — a potentially debilitating and life-altering condition of as-yet-unknown scope.
“For parents all over the country, this is a day of relief and celebration,” President Joe Biden said in a statement on Saturday.
Then again: This chart from the CDC tracks children’s vaccine coverage across the country. Although the chart needs an update, it shows that, at the end of May, about 70 percent of 5- to 11-year-olds remained unvaccinated. It’s hard to imagine why that percentage would be substantially different among even younger children, especially when pediatricians say that vaccine hesitancy for routine immunizations is rising.
The White House has pledged to ensure a smooth rollout of the pediatric doses. (There are already plenty of complaints on social media that it’s not happening.) But the real push will need to come from pediatricians, nurses and community leaders to convince more parents of the safety, efficacy and necessity of vaccinating their youngest kids….