How were the COVID vaccines studied in kids?

Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Shaquita Bell, MD explains how the COVID vaccines are studied for use by children.

So, a lot of kids have been enrolled in vaccine trials and a lot of the science behind giving vaccines have been done on children as well. All of the companies who have offered coronavirus vaccines have studied their vaccines in children. Some are farther along and have done more to demonstrate that they think the vaccine is effective. But yes, the absolutely the vaccines have been well studied in children and we have the numbers that, that cause statistical certainty that the vaccine is effective and safe in children as well.

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