COVID-19 Vaccine: Safe for Kids 5 Years and Up

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We’ve been waiting for this news! The FDA has authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11. That’s right! Now anyone 5 years or older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

For anyone concerned about any risks, Dr. Jason Newland, pediatric infectious disease physician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, will calm your worries. He discusses common concerns about the vaccine and assures that the vaccine is safe. Be sure to schedule your vaccine appointment today!


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