Kids and COVID-19 Vaccines: Safety, Side Effects and Risks, Explained


Dr. Victoria Ward addresses some of the most common questions from parents about the COVID-19 vaccines for children in this video. We know how important it is to be well-equipped with information, especially when it comes to the health of your children. We are here to help! Dr. Ward, a pediatrician at Stanford, explains how the COVID-19 vaccines work in children and answers the following questions:

0:00 Introduction

0:35 Is it better for children to get the vaccine or to simply get the COVID-19 virus?

1:36 If your child has had the virus that causes COVID-19 in the past, should they still get the vaccine when they are eligible?

2:20 Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for kids?

4:08 Does getting the vaccine change children’s DNA?

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