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The CDC will soon allow children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This is what you should know.
Now that children between the ages of 5 and 11 will soon be able to be vaccinated against COVID-19, many parents are making plans to visit their nearest pharmacy. And while this is great news, there are some differences between the ways the COVID-19 vaccine affects adults and children.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the fact that vaccines for young children will be available soon means that, after consideration and study, careful, the benefits outweigh the risks. However, here are some things you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine and its effect on children:
COVID-19 affects children differently
COVID-19 is rare in children, however has increased with the increase of the Delta variant, that is, if another variant appeared, the children could be more exposed.
Although COVID-19 is less dangerous in children than in adults, there have long been reports of COVID-19 affecting children, including reactions of fatigue, pain, and headaches. Despite the low transmission rate in schools, children are able to transmit and transmit the disease, so families with children must be very careful with the people they meet and their degree of exposure.
Like most vaccines, there are some risks
Although the COVID-19 vaccine appears to be safe, there are some associated side effects, especially pain at the injection site, headaches, and fever. To minimize these side effects, doses of COVID-19 in children are smaller, but are still able to produce a sufficient immune response.
When it comes to risky or strange side effects, although there are not enough numbers to support this theory, there is a risk of myocarditis, which has affected some adolescents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. This condition involving inflammation of the heart has appeared in boys between 16 and 17 years of age. No deaths have been linked to the vaccine.
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