“I was like,’Oh, this is exciting,'” said 32-year-old Tule-Romain, who felt the first surge of hope and relief. She lived in prison for months, declined birthday party invitations, postponed her son’s registration to the orchestra at school, and canceled his recent trip to meet his son’s grandparents in Atlanta.
She said the vaccine for her son could change all that.
Tule-Romain is one of those who are eagerly awaiting federal authorities to approve vaccines for the younger age group. This is probably the first step expected to take place on an emergency use basis, shortly after Halloween.
However, FDA rules Michelle Goebel, 36, of Carlsbad, California, said children aged 8, 6, and 3 were not ready to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Goebel said he had been vaccinated himself, but he was concerned about the risks to children due to the relatively small size of the trials in children and the lack of long-term safety data to date. Expressed. She said infants are much less likely to get a serious viral illness than adults, so the potential risk of the new vaccine seems to outweigh the benefits.
“We are absolutely not ready,” she said.
To date, only about 40% of children aged 12 to 15 have been fully vaccinated, compared to 66% of adults over the age of 18, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Polls show that parents’ openness to vaccines for their children decreases with age.