Doctors discuss the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 shots for kids under 5

New details have been released on the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5.Doctors at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas talked Tuesday about the safety and the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna shots.The wait is over for parents who want to have their younger children vaccinated for COVID-19. It’s been a long wait to get the younger kids approved, and a lot of parents are still hesitant, but Myers says this vaccination is safe for kids.“The whole reason we do this is to keep kids from getting sick in the first place. What’s special about COVID-19 is that if you had a past infection and get vaccinated, you have better immunity than if you didn’t get vaccinated,” Meyers said. The hospital has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases among younger children and is hopeful that the vaccination will help those numbers go down.Doctors said both the Pfizer series of three shots and Moderna’s two-shot series offer excellent protection with minor differences.Watch the video above for the full story.

New details have been released on the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5.

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Doctors at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas talked Tuesday about the safety and the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna shots.

The wait is over for parents who want to have their younger children vaccinated for COVID-19.

It’s been a long wait to get the younger kids approved, and a lot of parents are still hesitant, but Myers says this vaccination is safe for kids.

“The whole reason we do this is to keep kids from getting sick in the first place. What’s special about COVID-19 is that if you had a past infection and get vaccinated, you have better immunity than if you didn’t get vaccinated,” Meyers said.

The hospital has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases among younger children and is hopeful that the vaccination will help those numbers go down.

Doctors said both the Pfizer series of three shots and Moderna’s two-shot series offer excellent protection with minor differences.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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