What Parents Need to Know About Vaccinating Young Children Against COVID-19

PBS NewsHour | William Brangham, Karina Cuevas, & Claire Mufson

“It has been a blessing in this pandemic that our children have been largely spared the worst effects of COVID-19. But not all children have been, sadly…. While the statistics of how many children wind up having severe illness may be low, that’s not really comforting to parents not knowing if your child is going to be the exception, rather than the norm.”

The Biden administration is rolling out plans to offer vaccinations for children between 5 and 11 years old. Jennifer Nuzzo, MD, lead epidemiologist for the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Testing Insights initiative, joined PBS NewsHour on Wednesday to discuss what this means for parents of young children.

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