In the article, “Stuff You Should Know: COVID Vaccine Approved For Younger Children”(McGraw Hill) I learned that as of October 26, 2021, the CDC(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has recommended vaccination for children from ages five to eleven. The vaccine is a lower dose of the Pzfier vaccine most adults received. According to the article, it is about a third of a dose. Although the dose is much lighter children will still receive a second vaccine three weeks later like adults. It has been proven that it is 91 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 from children. About 28 million kids are allowed to receive the vaccine now and the Federal government has even made it possible for all these children to receive their shots free. The child vaccination program started taking effect on November 8th, 2021. It is roughly estimated that about 600,000 new COVID cases will be prevented because of the children obtaining the vaccine.

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I think that allowing children from ages five to eleven to receive the vaccine is amazing. Kids are what mainly people are worried about when it comes to COVID. Knowing that it can prevent 600,000 cases just amazes me how many cases can be prevented from children being vaccinated. 

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November 16, 2021 4:14 pm

Karen,
I agree with you that children should be vaccinated. This is a huge step towards the end of this. When you said that “about 28 million kids are allowed to receive the vaccine now and the Federal government has even made it possible for all these children to receive their shots free” gives me hope that more kids will be able to get it.

Rowan

November 16, 2021 4:05 am

Karen,

I have to agree with you that children should be vaccinated. I was relieved to say that “It is roughly estimated that about 600,000 new COVID cases will be prevented because of the children obtaining the vaccine.” The amount of preventable cases amazes me and gives me hope for our future. Having a younger sister we were always worried about her catching Covid and when she did we were all wishing she could get vaccinated too, and I am so glad to hear that it is now available to her. When you said that “about 28 million kids are allowed to receive the vaccine now and the Federal government has even made it possible for all these children to receive their shots free” gives me hope that more kids will be able to get it because it’s free.

Thank you for providing this insight on the vaccines for kids. Your post was very easy to read and follow. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

Karen Carreno

November 15, 2021 9:11 pm

Dear Karen,

I do think that children should be vaccinated. You state that “It is roughly estimated that about 600,000 new COVID cases will be prevented because of the children obtaining the vaccine.” After seeing the statistics I am relieved that they are able to be vaccinated. These 600,000 people can make such an impact in our world and in flattening the curve. When I was able to be vaccinated I felt relief in that I was able to be secure from the virus. I am happy that children are able to have such a great opportunity that can prevent such worry. I invite you to look at this article on the benefits of child vaccination. Thank you for your writing.

https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=why-childhood-immunizations-are-important-1-4510

November 15, 2021 8:49 pm

Dear Karen

I resonate with your article because I have an eleven-year-old brother who has just been vaccinated. It is good news for every family.
I am pleasantly surprised by your words, “Knowing that it can prevent 600,000 cases just amazes me how many cases can be prevented from children being vaccinated”.
This move undoubtedly helped many children stay away from danger. I like the data you used in this article, which gave us a very straightforward understanding of the role of vaccines—looking forward to seeing more articles from you.

Sarah Zhang

November 15, 2021 7:37 pm

Dear Karen :
I am very much relieved about your post  “COVID Vaccine Authorized for Children,” because people have been waiting for a vaccine for their children so they could all be fascinated as a family.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “It has been proven that it is 91 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 from children. I think this is very much a relief for some because when they get the vaccine they expect for them to at least give them some hope that they won’t get infected with COVID.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because, your topics appear to be very helpful and informative.
Maria Zavala

November 15, 2021 4:23 pm

Dear Karen,

I am amazed by your post, ¨Covid Vaccine authorized for children,¨ because many parents are concerned for their younger children. This would be a great way to keep younger children safe from the virus.

One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is, ¨The vaccine is a lower dose of pzfier.¨This stood out to me because the shot is way safer for children and would not be too much for them which is very good.

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it was really great to see a new change.

Destiny Renteria

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