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Common Parent Concerns on COVID-19 Vaccine

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According to the CDC, Pfizer Vaccines are now authorized for children as young as 5 years old. It is stated that children are just as likely as adults to get infected with COVID-19, have long-term and short-term effects, and can also spread the virus as much as an adult who is infected can spread it to others. Unfortunately, as of October 2021, COVID-19 is now one of the top causes of death for children ages 5-11. Similar to adults, children with underlying health conditions can have worse and possible deadly symptoms if contacted with the virus. Based on these reported facts, it is important one gets their children vaccinated as soon as they can, free of cost.

Keep your children safe: Vaccinating your children allows for health safety of not only the child but the child’s sibling who may be too young or ineligible to receive the vaccine. Vaccinating your child can guarantee a more safe environment at school and keep them in active social and physical activities for their well-being. Even if the child still get infected with the virus, being vaccinated means their symptoms will be more mild and possibly non-existent, but overall means keeping them safe from severe COVID symptoms. 
A reminder to parents and all other adults in the United States seeking the vaccine: The CDC states that the vaccine is FREE, regardless of current immigration status or inactive/ type of health insurance.

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