Questions answered by Pediatricians: COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 - South Arkansas Sun

COVID-19 vaccinations for kids as young as 6 months old are now available after the (CDC)

At the start of the pandemic, scientists studied vaccines in adults first because they have a higher risk of dying of COVID-19

The short answer is that both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are safe and good options for kids under 5

What is most important is that both vaccines have the lowest doses given to the youngest children so that they are protected without increased side effects

The side effects in children who get vaccinated against COVID-19 are typically mild, according to Madhavan

"One of the main issues is parents thinking that COVID-19 is a very mild disease, and the vaccines are very unsafe," said Dr. Diego R. Hijano

Both Pfizer and Moderna released data showing the vaccines proved safe in clinical trials for kids ages 6 months through 4 years

Parents should talk to their child's pediatrician about where and how to get a vaccine.

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