Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell, spoke to POPSUGAR about the most common questions parents ask her about the COVID-19 vaccine for young kids.
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The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 5 years old could be rolled out as soon as next week, and parents who haven’t yet had the opportunity to vaccinate their kids are now scrambling to plan for the long-awaited jab. Bayo Curry-Winchell, MD, a family-medicine doctor based in Nevada, understands this feeling well. She too is eager for her two young kids, ages 5 and 7, to get their shots once this age group is eligible.
“This really allows parents to have another layer of protection for our most vulnerable population,” she said. “As a mom and a doctor, I have experienced, just like most of us, school closures and outbreaks, and this will allow us to have far less of that.”
Dr. Curry-Winchell spoke to POPSUGAR about the most common questions parents ask her about the COVID-19 vaccine for young kids.
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What Exactly Is the “Child Version” of the COVID-19 Vaccine? Put simply, it’s the exact same mRNA vaccine that’s been given to millions of Americans, but it’s just a smaller dose. “It’s one-third of the adult dose, and it’s separated by three weeks apart,” she said.
Find out what else Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell had to share with Yahoo as they discuss the most common questions parents ask about COVID vaccines for young kids.
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