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"Kids' New Ticket to Freedom"

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Chandra Ford, founding director of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health and professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, about answering individuals’ questions about the vaccines

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Monday, May 17, 2021
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For many parents in California and elsewhere, the high point of the weekend involved doing something they’d been eagerly anticipating for months: getting their older children vaccinated against COVID-19.

Some parents brought their kids to drug stores or medical offices right after school got out on Friday to kick off the weekend with a shot. Others went on Saturday or Sunday, proudly posting Facebook pictures of their eye-rolling adolescents who’ve learned to tolerate the excesses of parental social media.

Downtown L.A. resident Ginny Brideau secured an appointment for her 12-year-old daughter to get vaccinated at a Ralphs on Monday. She can barely contain her excitement.

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