COVID Vaccine for Kids Ages 5-11

By Ella Smith

Editor Grace Pilaky

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Ever since the COVID vaccine has been released for adults and teenagers, many people have been wondering when kids are going to be able to get vaccinated. On November 2, 2021, the US gave the final clearance for kids ages 5-11 to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Many parents are cautious about the vaccine, but some want their kids to get the vaccinated anyway. Some parents wanted to get their kids vaccinated as soon as it came out, some wanted to wait and see what the side effects were, and some didn’t get it and still haven’t gotten it. Doctors, government officials, and parents, are hoping that this will bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. By getting kids vaccinated, it might give us less of a chance to spread the virus and have fewer infections. Some side effects of the vaccine include joint pain, headaches, chills, fever, swollen lymph nodes and fatigue. Yet, pediatricians believe that the vaccine will help keep kids safe and protected from the virus.


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