COVID-19 Vaccine Can't Be Given to Children Yet, Here's Why

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COVID-19 vaccines are not meant for children, and pharmaceutical companies are doing clinical trials to create the best dose for younger children.
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COVID-19 vaccines have been rolled out in the United States since late 2020, but not everyone can get the shot yet.

Americans who are 12 years old and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine, but younger children are still waiting for their turn.

COVID-19 Vaccine Can't be Given to Children

With a lot of schools across the United States reopening for the fall semester, Pfizer and Moderna are still doing clinical trials to see how the COVID-19 vaccines work in children who are under 12 years old, according to CNN.

The medical experts want to make sure that it is safe and give the children the right dose.

All but four states have recorded an increasing number of cases, with doctors describing younger and sicker patients than what they witnessed last year.

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The increase in cases has a lot of parents of children under 12 years old asking when their kids can get the vaccine. Dr. Chip Walter, a pediatrician at Duke University, said that it might take months, if not longer.

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