Should COVID-19 Vaccines Be Tested in Children Now or Later?
Although COVID-19 vaccines are finally being distributed to adults, it may be months before they are approved for use in middle- and high-school aged children. For younger children, trials have not even begun. Pediatricians are torn on whether testing COVID-19 vaccines in children should happen now, or after millions of adults have been safely vaccinated. While only a small percentage of children wind up with severe COVID-19, they can still transmit the virus to more vulnerable populations.
Physicians are torn on whether to test COVID-19 vaccines in children now or after more adults have safely received them. Severe COVID-19 is rare in kids, but transmission is an issue. Are you for or against expediting COVID-19 vaccine testing in children?
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