The excitement of a potentially mask free Christmas holiday is becoming more of a reality as the first round of COVID vaccines has been approved for children 5 and 11. However, just because it is available for children it doesn’t necessarily mean it is for everyone right away. Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital’s President and CEO Dr. Brian Evans says there are many benefits to having child vaccinated including protecting other people in a family.
Dr. Evans says he urgency for a child to get vaccinated is less than that of older adults.
But Dr. Evans also says it is recommended that parents talk to doctors and ask questions.
There is time for those discussions to take place, the county has scheduled its first public children’s vaccination clinic for November 16th.
Pediatricians, family physicians, and some pharmacies may have access to the vaccine as early as next week.