In late October 2021, Laura Bleill of Chambanamoms.com interviewed Dr. Brent Reifsteck of Carle in anticipation of FDA approval of the COVID vaccine for children ages 5-11. This informative discussion allowed Dr. Reifsteck to provide information to many commonly asked questions from parents regarding vaccines for children including:
What are the benefits of vaccination?
Is the vaccine safe?
Can my child get the flu vaccine or other immunization at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccine?
How do I prepare my child for getting the vaccine?
How will my child be able to get the vaccine? When do I know when they should receive a second dose?
Dr. Reifsteck also talks about communicating with your child’s pediatrician if you have questions specific to your child. Carle offers specific information about the vaccine for children and adolescents.
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