The American Academy of Pediatrics, the FDA, and the CDC are recommending COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11. Research studies have shown the risk of complications from a viral infection, especially with the surge of the variants, far outweigh any potential complications from the vaccine.
Parents with concerns related to vaccination should visit with their family practitioner or pediatrician in order to make an informed decision for the care of their child.
For more information, check out the below resources:
- 11 things to know about COVID-19 vaccines and kids’ hearts – Michigan Health
- Coronavirus outbreak and kids – Harvard Health Publishing
- COVID-19 natural immunity versus vaccination – UNMC Nebraska Medicine