According to pediatrician Dr. Jason Smith, the delta variant has consequences for the younger children.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The CDC has yet to approve the Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. However, a local pediatrician’s office says they will be ready to administer the vaccine as soon as they get the green light.
According to pediatrician Dr. Jason Smith, the delta variant has consequences for the younger children. That’s why he says that once the vaccine is approved, they will encourage the vaccine.
“We’re always in favor of good research, so I think they took their time with this age group.”
dr. Smith says many parents have questions about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. He wants to assure the parents that the vaccine is safe.
Taylor Everridge, a nurse at Primary Pediatrics, says parents have questions every day about the vaccine rollout.
“Most parents would like their younger children to be adopted. I think most of them have had their older ones vaccinated and are ready to have the younger ones.”
Laina and Dacid Buckles are parents to a toddler, who is not yet eligible for the vaccine. However, they are considering giving their child up for the vaccine trials.
“We want to protect him just like, we want to protect everyone around us, we are both fully vaccinated, we work every day in the public and we don’t want him to get sick and we don’t want others to get sick. ”
Lynn Sutton has a four-year-old son who is soon to be five. She has no doubts about the vaccine and hopes approval will come soon.
“I don’t really think they’re going to worry too much. I just had an ulcer, and I had the Pfizer, so I think he’ll be fine.”
dr. Smith says that once approval is given, he will begin administering the Pfizer vaccine.