For many of us who have young children, we will do whatever we can to keep them safe.  Perhaps air on the side of caution.  We are still dealing with the pandemic in some form.  It isn't as bad, but there are still variants that could be harmful.  If you have decided to get yourself vaccinated as well as your kids, and you have children between the ages of 5 to 11 years old, this could be good news.

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

Children in the age group can get a booster shot at least five months after they’ve received the primary two-dose series, the FDA said in a statement.

The booster shot is 10 micrograms, the same dosage as the primary series for the age group and a third of the dosage given to people ages 12 and up.

The FDA’s decision will now go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which will make a recommendation about how the boosters should be used for the age group.  You can read more on this article HERE.

I realize that when it comes to vaccines, this can be a topic that divides us.  As a country, we have lost over 1 million people due to COVID.  I have been fortunate to not catch it, and with my underlying medical issues and being immune compromised, I chose to get vaccinated and boosted.  I was living in Indiana at the time, and at the station I was working for, I was the only one who did not catch COVID.  When I moved to Missouri, and the booster became available, I chose to get it.

You can make whatever choice you feel is best for you and your kids.  A few employees at our station, have caught COVID, and thankfully their symptoms weren't too bad .  A few were vaccinated before catching a breakthrough case, and it helped them recover quicker.  But consult your doctor and make whatever choice you think is best.

Answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

Keep reading to discover answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions.

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