Parents may be wondering if it is even worth vaccinating their little ones considering that children tend to fare better against Covid-19 than adults — and that we are in a better place in the pandemic. I am here to tell you it is worth vaccinating your children, and here is why.
While the vaccines are great, they’re not foolproof, and the risk of contracting Covid-19 is still a possibility. But lowering the chance of my child suffering from any illness, especially a trip to the hospital, is still a step in the right direction.
We have waited over a year to get to this pivotal moment for these young kids — now that a vaccine appears on the cusp of approval, we must do everything we can to get shots into these little arms.
Correction: An earlier version of this piece incorrectly stated the FDA had granted emergency use authorization for the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccines on children as young as 6 months. On Wednesday, FDA advisers voted to recommend expanding the emergency use authorization for this age group.