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"Cracks in our Vaccine Armor"

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Julie A. Elginer, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health assistant professor of health policy and management, about vaccines for children and the best practices for parents as they await FDA approval of COVID-19 immunizations for those under 15. 

Monday, May 3, 2021

With many adults taking their masks off and socializing normally again, kids may be feeling vaccine envy. Parents may also feel anxious to make sure their children are protected, too.

The good news for this reader is that relief is coming for 12- to 15-year-olds. Pfizer submitted results of its study to the Food and Drug Administration in March, and emergency use authorization is expected to come by next week after trials found the vaccine was safe and effective in this age group.

But for parents of younger children, there’s nothing to do but wait.