COVID-19 vaccine for babies – level 2

22-06-2022 07:00

In the coming days, US authorities may approve COVID-19 vaccines for children aged six months to five years old.

According to officials, more than 13.5 million American children had COVID-19 since the pandemic started in autumn 2019. 500 children already died this year. Companies Pfizer and Moderna both made vaccines which are appropriate for small children, and now, doctors are waiting for US authorities to approve them.

Around 20% of parents plan to get the vaccine to their children immediately, but some worry if the vaccine is safe. Experts say that the vaccines will protect children against the bad effects of COVID-19, including a serious condition of inflammation in the body. It can kill children.

Difficult words: approve (to officially agree with something), vaccine (a medication that stops a disease), inflammation (a situation when a part of the body becomes hot and painful).

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