CDC Approves COVID-19 Vaccinations For Ages 6 Months And OlderJuly 12, 2022 2:45 pm
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has officially approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children who are aged 6 months old or older. This comes at a time when the CDC has also said that those children who are 5 years old or older are now eligible for booster shots.
As the pandemic is now in it’s third year, this is welcome news for families of the youngest among us who have felt the world return to “normal” but may have been feeling left behind because their littlest children were not able to get vaccinated.
It is incredibly important that if you have younger children or have family members or friends who have younger children that you encourage them to receive the vaccination. Recent reports are showing that current strains of the COVID-19 virus are more contagious outdoors then previous variants and the reinfection rates for these variants is significantly higher then previous variants. That is why it is so important that not only children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old get vaccinated, but that those over 5 years of age receive their booster shots when they are eligible.
With high vaccination rates and strong mitigation strategies businesses and schools can remain open while we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking the proper precautions to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your friends safe is the best thing you can do to insure that our state stays open even in the midst of an on-going global pandemic.