It took five weeks for Pfizer’s vaccine to be fully vaccinated. This is the only vaccine permitted for teenagers ages 12 to 17, meaning that, for example, Atlanta students must have their first vaccination by July 1 to be fully immunized by the first day of school. on August 5
Dr William Schaffner, the foundation’s long-standing vaccine adviser, said: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We have two grandchildren in that age group. and they have been vaccinated. So don̵7;t do as I say. But do as my family does.”
Parents worried about heart disease
The seven-day average first given to this age group peaked at 220,401 on May 22, a day before the article. The figure fell to a low of 62,424 on June 20, the latest date for data available.
According to the CDC, of more than 300 million doses, there are 1,226 preliminary reports of myocardial infarction, with men ages 12 to 24 having abnormally high rates.
The risks are weak compared to the risks from Covid-19, the CDC says.
Among adolescent boys aged 12 to 17, CDC researchers estimate that for every 1 million second vaccinations, 5,700 Covid-19 cases, 215 hospitalizations, 71 critical admissions and deaths. Two, it is estimated that there may be 56 to 69 cases of myocardial infarction.
Schaffner said he understood the risk of myocardial infarction could worry parents. But the risk of COVID-19 Should have made them more nervous.
“People think doing nothing is not a decision. But not vaccinating your child is a decision. And it’s a decision that puts them at risk,” he said.
issuing a message
Schaffner and others said they felt the US Department of Health and Human Services Not marketing enough to parents about the importance of vaccinating against COVID-19.
“The message about the coronavirus vaccination is inappropriate. The federal government is moving very slowly,” said Schaffner, a member of the CDC’s advisory board on immunization practices.
“I talked to other mothers. And there hasn’t been much communication,” added Dr. Leana Wen, a CNN medical analyst and former Baltimore Commissioner of Health. “Every Lyft and Uber should have an ad. [Washington] D.C. and I didn’t see any billboards about vaccinations. Why isn’t it going everywhere?”
The spokesperson added that Dr. Rochelle Walenski, Director of the CDC and US Surgeon General Vivek Merthy. Host a press conference with “Mom bloggers” and stores targeting parents and women
“Students from all over the country are making friend-to-peer connections. [to help] teenagers and other young people understand the facts about this vaccine,” Merthy said.
Justin Lape, Keri Enriquez and John Bonifield contributed to this report.