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July 1, 2022

Pediatricians work to get word out on COVID-19 vaccine for younger children

Pediatricians work to get word out on COVID-19 vaccine for younger children  WBAL TV BaltimoreView Full Coverage on Google News

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COVID-19 vaccines could start going to younger children next week, so health officials across Maryland want parents to be informed.|| COVID-19 updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Get tested | Vaccine Info ||A unanimous vote from vaccine advisers to the Food and Drug Administration supports authorizing emergency use of Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots for children as young as 6 months old. The FDA is expected to formally approve the advisory panel’s unanimous recommendation this weekend.| RELATED: FDA advisory panel moves COVID-19 shots closer for kids under 5The move is receiving cheers from the pediatric community, which is anxious to get the word out.Dr. Sefanit Fassil, a pediatrician at Annapolis Pediatrics, volunteered with other pediatricians and nurse practitioners in Anne Arundel County to participate in a public service announcement aimed at informing parents about the vaccine.”We’re very excited that now babies as young as 6 months old and up to age 5 can receive this vaccine,” Fassil said. “People have questions about the vaccine. The best place to go is to your pediatrician and talk to your pediatrician about the vaccine.”| RELATED: Biden administration lays out plan for COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5″We hope that more parents will feel better about vaccinating their children and do it,” Anne Arundel County Department Of Health spokeswoman Megan Pringle said.County health officials said there are more than 35,000 children in Anne Arundel County who are eligible for the shot. The officials hope the new public service message that comes from pediatricians will resonate more and get more shots in arms.”We want parents to feel good about that decision and talk to their pediatrician, ask those questions that you’re worried about and get the answers,” Pringle said.| RELATED: Study: Vaccines 90% effective against severe COVID-19 for up to 6 months”The best place to get a shot for your child is your pediatrician’s office because it is the trusted place for most people when they are asking questions about vaccines and medications,” Fassil said. “We know COVID has been with us for a couple of years, and some people do get very sick, and some of them are babies.”Anne Arundel County police officials said they will provide vaccines for any child from any county.| LINK: More information on COVID-19 vaccines in Anne Arundel County

COVID-19 vaccines could start going to younger children next week, so health officials across Maryland want parents to be informed.

|| COVID-19 updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Get tested | Vaccine Info ||

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A unanimous vote from vaccine advisers to the Food and Drug Administration supports authorizing emergency use of Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots for children as young as 6 months old. The FDA is expected to formally approve the advisory panel’s unanimous recommendation this weekend.

| RELATED: FDA advisory panel moves COVID-19 shots closer for kids under 5

The move is receiving cheers from the pediatric community, which is anxious to get the word out.

Dr. Sefanit Fassil, a pediatrician at Annapolis Pediatrics, volunteered with other pediatricians and nurse practitioners in Anne Arundel County to participate in a public service announcement aimed at informing parents about the vaccine.

“We’re very excited that now babies as young as 6 months old and up to age 5 can receive this vaccine,” Fassil said. “People have questions about the vaccine. The best place to go is to your pediatrician and talk to your pediatrician about the vaccine.”

| RELATED: Biden administration lays out plan for COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5

“We hope that more parents will feel better about vaccinating their children and do it,” Anne Arundel County Department Of Health spokeswoman Megan Pringle said.

County health officials said there are more than 35,000 children in Anne Arundel County who are eligible for the shot. The officials hope the new public service message that comes from pediatricians will resonate more and get more shots in arms.

“We want parents to feel good about that decision and talk to their pediatrician, ask those questions that you’re worried about and get the answers,” Pringle said.

| RELATED: Study: Vaccines 90% effective against severe COVID-19 for up to 6 months

“The best place to get a shot for your child is your pediatrician’s office because it is the trusted place for most people when they are asking questions about vaccines and medications,” Fassil said. “We know COVID has been with us for a couple of years, and some people do get very sick, and some of them are babies.”

Anne Arundel County police officials said they will provide vaccines for any child from any county.

| LINK: More information on COVID-19 vaccines in Anne Arundel County