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Will the Moderna Vaccine be next in line for children?

The Moderna vaccine is said to strongly protect kids as young as 12-years-old and are next in line for approval from the FDA.

Posted: May 25, 2021 5:23 PM
Updated: May 26, 2021 2:58 PM

Within the next 30 days Moderna aims to be next in line to offer their vaccine for children as young as 12-years-old pending FDA approval.
Dr. Britni Hebert says although children aren't able to transmit the virus as easy as adults it's still important for them to be vaccinated.

"There risk of having a bad outcome from Covid is not zero so risk of death not being we want the risk of death to be zero in children these lives are so precious and the only way to fully protect that life is to have it be vaccinated"

Moderna studied more than 3,000 children between the ages of 12 and 17 years of age. The studies show the same temporary side effects such as fatigue, headaches and soreness in the arm. Dr. Britni Hebert is assured side effects means the vaccine is working properly.

"The side effects are a sign that the vaccine is doing exactly what it's suppose to do it's tricking your immune system into thinking that it's seeing the real virus when it's not anytime our immune system is activated we're going to feel a little ickey"

The Moderna vaccine showed a 93% efficacy rate two weeks after the first dose and for those who may be hesitant about getting their child vaccinated it is important to remember that prevention is better than treatment.

"You always want to take prevention over treatment later after the fact so your always going to be better off if you just not have the problems later and that's what a vaccine does"

 

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