Livestream: COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 12
With COVID-19 vaccines expected to soon be available for children ages 5-11, parents may understandably have many questions and concerns. And it may be challenging to differentiate between facts and misinformation as they make this decision for their kids.
Families will have a chance to ask their top questions during a live Q&A on Friday, Oct. 29 with Michigan Medicine’s children’s health experts, including a pediatric infectious diseases specialist, a pediatric cardiologist and a pediatric hospitalist. The team will respectfully discuss COVID-19 vaccination for younger kids to help you and your family make an informed decision.
Among questions the pediatric experts will address:
- How was vaccine safety and efficacy tested in kids aged 5-11?
- Are vaccine side effects the same for kids?
- What are the risks of experiencing myocarditis?
- What are COVID-19 risks for kids?
- Are there risks of long-term side effects?
- How can families weigh risks versus benefits?