CDC Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Brings Hope to America’s Moms & Families by Felicia Burnett

Opinion
a month ago
CDC Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Brings Hope to America’s Moms & Families

Nearly two years into a deadly pandemic that has upended life in America while taking 745,000 lives and infecting tens of millions, we are profoundly relieved that a safe, effective vaccine is now available for children ages 5 to 11. This vaccine will help safeguard the health of children and families, especially as we head into the colder months when people gather indoors much more. The vaccine the CDC approved on November 2, 2021, will protect our kids from COVID, prevent hospitalizations and long-term COVID symptoms and save lives. It holds the promise of allowing children to return in person to school, to sports and other extracurricular activities, and to simply being kids.

This vaccine approval can bring relief for moms and parents who have been struggling with quarantines and school closures, in most cases without paid family and medical leave, and especially for moms who have been forced out of the workforce or unable to return to it because of their caregiving responsibilities.

We know that many parents are already setting up appointments for their children to be vaccinated and expect many more to do so in the weeks and months ahead. Approval of the children’s COVID-19 vaccine brings hope.

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Donna John
I agree 100 percent, Felicia Burnett ! My grandson will be vaccinated soon. My daughter is thrilled.
bepositive
Such a relief to have the vaccine approved for kids. One step closer to getting this pandemic behind us! 🙏🏼
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Hopefully every day, we learn more, and we do more, to overcome COVID-19. Thank you for sharing your perspective, Felicia Burnett , and welcome to 30Seconds. We look forward to more from you!

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