MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have already approved Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID vaccines for children up to 6 months of age.
Despite claims by the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration that the vaccines are safe and effective for children, Florida has been the only state that has not previously ordered them, which has delayed the process of distribution to doctors of our zone.
Last week Governor Ron DeSantis pointed out that the Florida Department of Health was recommending against giving the vaccines, contrary to the recommendations of the CDC and the FDA, and of doctors across the country.
Florida’s medical community has objected to his remarks, saying he is wrong and puts children at risk.
So now, as pediatricians, hospitals, and health clinics order them for their patients, they are unclear on when they are going to get the shots, as they are also dealing with the concerns and questions of parents wondering if they should vaccinate. to his children.
“What we have seen is that a large majority of patients who have become very, seriously ill were not vaccinated. So we think that the vaccine protects against the severity of the disease, and I think they make very good, very valid points about, you know, ‘The vaccine is relatively new. We don’t know much about the vaccine.’ Well, that’s true, but we also don’t know much about the virus, that is, about its long-term effects on patients,” said Dr. Guillermo DeAngulo, of Kidz Medical Services.
Some of Florida’s largest private pediatric practices say they are still trying to figure out when their shots will be given, and hospitals like Nicklaus Children’s Hospital say they will do their best to communicate their schedule to the community.
The best thing to do is check with your child’s pediatrician and see when they will be available.
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