As Young Kids Get Covid Shots, Families Feel a 'Huge Weight' Lifted

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Many households with immunocompromised or vulnerable relatives are racing to get Covid shots for their 5-to-11-year-olds — and finally experiencing a long-awaited sense of relief.
The organization recently ran a vaccine clinic in the heavily Polish and Latino communities, where some have hesitated to get their children vaccinated. MariCarmen Zavala brought her 8-year-old son, Louis Perez.

"It's really important for me to get the vaccine for him so that my son is able to do the activities that he likes to do," she said. "My two sisters-in-law don't want to vaccinate their children based on the misinformation they hear. So he will help protect the ones who are not."

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