What does the COVID-19 vaccine mean for 12-15 year olds?
Our pediatrician shares information and advice
Now that the FDA has authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-15, Dr. Mandie Svatek, a University Health pediatrician, talks on this video about how children have responded to the vaccine so far, her own daughter’s experience in a drug trial and when even younger children may become eligible for the shot. Please feel free to post or broadcast the entire interview or excerpts from the discussion.
Interview with: Dr. Mandie Tibball Svatek, Pediatric Hospitalist, University Health
Link to video: https://youtu.be/zgtQFBQ8a1M
COVID-19 Update: Child COVID Vaccine Q&A
Following are questions covered in the video and timecodes for where they can be found on the video:
- Does the COVID-19 vaccine pose any special safety concerns for children?
- What age groups are being studied now for the COVID-19 vaccine?
- What was it like to have your own daughter in a COVID-19 vaccine trial?
- How have kids responded to the COVID-19 vaccine in studies?
- If children don’t tend to get as sick, why vaccinate them?
- Could children develop new variants of COVID-19?
- How might getting a vaccine support a child’s mental health?
- What is Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)?
- Have you treated any children who have been hospitalized with MIS-C?
- What are we seeing now, and what do we know about the long-term effects of COVID-19 in children?