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.Do you think children should be vaccinated?
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.