Covid-19 is still very much a threat to those with compromised immune systems and now Doctors and health officials are urging parents to get their kids vaccinated.

I'm no Doctor but I would think that kids are the least of our concerns when it comes to being vaccinated. Even CNN's in-house medical expert Dr. Sanja Guapa was famously dismantled last week on Joe Rogan's podcast when questioned about kids receiving the vaccine. It seems like both sides make a valid point.

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On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices gave the final clearance for 5- to 11-year-old children to be vaccinated with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Last week, it was authorized for emergency use in this age group by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

Pfizer announced the vaccine is safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic disease from COVID-19 in children.

 

Health officials said vaccinating children is key to protecting kids from getting seriously ill, limiting the spread of COVID-19 and helping families and communities return to normalcy. Source:NBC25.com 

I guess when you talk about containing the spread of COVID-19 it makes sense to get kids vaccinated. Kids are like small nuclear factories for viruses, I always get sick when any of my nieces or nephews come around. So a child spreading the virus to an elder in the family that may suffer from pre-existing conditions could be a very real possibility.

I'm not in a position to tell someone what to do with their family.  I can also understand the hesitancy when it comes to being vaccinated. Just use your best judgment and make a decision based on your own circumstances.

Answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

Keep reading to discover answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions.