Final CDC approval for the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 is expected soon.
QCA health care providers met Monday to answer questions from parents about the vaccine, including the authorization process and overall safety. Pediatricians from Genesis Health System, Unity Point Trinity and Community Health Care Incorporated discussed what the public should expect in the coming days as the country moves closer to official CDC authorization, the final step in the process before the vaccine is distributed and made available. to younger children.
The medical professionals reiterated how crucial the next step is to not only protect children aged 5-11 from the virus, but also to minimize the spread of COVID through the QCA and get closer to normality as the holiday season approaches.
When asked whether the concerned pediatricians trust the Pfizer pediatric vaccine enough to give it to their own children in that age group, all three said at today’s conference that they plan to have their 5-11-year-olds vaccinated as soon as it becomes available. is.