American parents are hesitant to let their children get the Covid-19 vaccine

American parents are hesitant to let their children get the Covid-19 vaccine 4

American parents are hesitant to let their children get the Covid-19 vaccine

On May 4, Dr. Hina Talib at Montefiore Children’s Hospital, New York, polled some parents on the social network Instagram to see if they were hesitant about vaccinating their children against Covid-19.

Talab regularly meets with vaccinated parents who are not opposed to vaccines or masks, but are worried about vaccinating their children.

In vaccine trials, there have been no serious safety concerns for children.

Although there is much evidence about the safety of vaccines, some parents are still hesitant about vaccinating their children.

Julian Boyce, 14 years old, and his mother Satrina Boyce at Harlem Hospital Center, Manhattan after completing the first vaccination, April 13.

Kimberly Johnson, 38, a mother of elementary school-age twins in Pound Ridge, New York, shared: `I’m not against vaccines, but everything seems to be happening too fast.`

Parents of adolescents are concerned that vaccines will affect their children’s puberty and fertility.

Faruqi will feel guilty if she makes the wrong decision for the children.

Talib listened and understood the concerns of parents, but the doctor affirmed that the Covid-19 vaccine does not have a biological mechanism to cause adverse effects on adolescents.

`In trials, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was extremely effective in children 12-15 years old. No child got Covid-19 after vaccination,` the doctor said.

`During the vaccine trials, some women even accidentally became pregnant,` said Akiko Iwasaki, a professor of immunobiology at Yale University. `There is no evidence to suggest a link between infertility and

Molly Herman, 35, is apprehensive about vaccinating her two-year-old daughter, even though she was vaccinated while pregnant.

Nicole Frehsee Mazur, 39, living in Birmingham, Michigan, is also worried that her two children, a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old, will have an allergic reaction to the vaccine.

Nia Heard-Garris, a pediatrician at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, commented: `The fear has been brewing since before there was a vaccine. It’s a real fear.`

Dr Beers added: `Even though children are less susceptible to severe illness than adults, Covid-19 still affects children. Thousands of them have been hospitalized and hundreds have died.`

Some doctors hope that when vaccines are rolled out to all children, parents will be less hesitant.

According to Talib, the parents and teenagers she met said they would feel more comfortable getting vaccinated at a pediatric clinic, under close supervision by a familiar doctor, rather than going to the clinic.

It is still unclear how many states or localities will encourage or require middle and high school students to get vaccinated before returning to school this fall.

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