The U.S CDC officials said, if parents want to make their Children immunized against the virus by the time classes start, they will need to act fast. Many large schools, such in the states like Hawaii, and school systems like Arizona, Flagstaff, Florida, Fort Myers, and Atlanta begin the schools in the first two weeks of August.
It would require five weeks to vaccinate the age group of 12 to 17. Thus, if the schools start from August 5, the students’ vaccination with the only authorized Pfizer vaccine must begin from July 1, said a CDC official.
Dr. William Schaffner, the vaccine advisor for the US CDC said, to get the students vaccinated, it would provide full protection against the vaccine.
They want the students as well as the schools safe, he added. He requested the parents to get the vaccine shots for their Children. He said that his grandchildren have got vaccinated, and the people must also do the same.
According to the CDC, Pfizer’s vaccine is given in two doses, requiring three weeks between the two doses. After the second shot is given, it takes two weeks to say someone fully vaccinated.
However, parents are worried about the side effects of the vaccine-like heart inflammation and more. The 12 to 15 age group vaccination began after May 10, and about 600,000 Children were vaccinated in less than a week.
Among the vaccinated Children, some experienced side effects like myocarditis and heart inflammation. As the reports of the side effects spread, the rate of vaccination has declined.