COVID-19 vaccine for babies – level 3

22-06-2022 07:00

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 13.5 million American children have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. The virus led to almost 500 deaths just this year.

In the coming days, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize the first COVID-19 vaccine for children six months to five years old. According to surveys, about 20% of parents will promptly take their children to get the vaccine. However, a large group of parents are more cautious, and they have questions about the vaccine.

Both Pfizer and Moderna have developed vaccines for infants and preschoolers with some differences between them. The Pfizer vaccine is a three-dose series, and the Moderna vaccine is only two. Both of them provide the same protection against a serious disease and its consequences, as well as the multi system inflammatory syndrome in children. It is one of the COVID-19 symptoms.

Difficult words: promptly (immediately), consequence (a result or effect), multi system inflammatory syndrome (a rare but serious condition associated with COVID-19 in which different body parts become inflamed).

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