August 04, 2022
About 43 percent of parents of children under 5 say they will “definitely not” get them vaccinated, according to the latest COVID-19 vaccine poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
The new report underscores the importance of providing clear information and resources to parents about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for young children.
“With the FDA granting emergency use authorization for the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months through 4 years old, many parents of these young children remain reluctant to vaccinate their child,” the survey noted.
Here’s what you need to know:
“Though a large share of parents of young children are reluctant to get their child vaccinated, pediatricians have an opportunity to provide information and guidance to parents who have concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine—especially at a child’s regular check-up appointments,” the report said.
HAP encourages parents to talk with their health care providers about any questions or concerns they may have about the COVID-19 vaccines. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and offer strong protection against severe cases of the virus. A frequently-asked-questions guide for parents about the vaccines also is available.
More information about the available vaccines and appointments in your community can be found online.
The KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor tracks the public’s attitudes and experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations. It includes a representative sample of nearly 1,850 U.S. adults from July 7 through July 17.
The latest monitor is available to review online.
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