With new and varied information being distributed almost weekly, it’s no surprise that many parents have questions about the COVID vaccine as it pertains to their children — no matter the age.
In early June Laura Bleill of chambanamoms.com sat down with Dr. Brent Reifsteck of Carle for a chat. The pediatric physician and medical director of children’s services at Carle in Urbana provides information to many commonly asked questions from parents regarding the vaccine including:
Is the COVID vaccine safe for children?
How much time is needed between the COVID-19 vaccine and the other vaccines children need for regular well-child booster/required school vaccinations?
What can I expect when my child receives the vaccine? How should I prepare my child?
Where do children receive the vaccine?
He also shares tips and suggestions for immunizations, doctor’s appointments, and how to talk to your child about what to expect at an appointment involving pediatric vaccines.
While as of this writing the vaccine has only been approved by the FDA for children 12 and up, we discuss what the landscape looks like moving forward, for younger children as well as adolescents.
For more about children’s health resources in the Champaign-Urbana area, visit our comprehensive guide, presented by Carle.
Thank you to our friends at Carle for providing access to quality information during these uncertain times.
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