Pediatricians and other experts answer the questions parents and caregivers have about the COVID-19 vaccine for children in new FAQ videos from KFF’s THE CONVERSATION / LA CONVERSACIÓN presented with the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The AAP estimates more than 6.9 million children have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. As of October, only one in three parents said they planned to vaccinate their 5-11 year old children when eligible. The KFF COVID Vaccine Monitor also found that vaccine uptake among 12-17 year olds was slowing at the time.
With children 5 and up now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and a growing urgency to increase vaccination rates in all communities, these new videos offer authoritative, accessible information from healthcare experts. The California Health Care Foundation provided financial underwriting for the development of these new videos and has supported THE CONVERSATION / LA CONVERSACIÓN since its launch in March 2021.
Coming soon! More videos about the COVID-19 vaccine for children will be added in Spanish featuring Pediatrician Ilan Shapiro, MD, Medical Director, Alta Med.