With the new age group of 12-15 year olds approved and recommended for the Pfizer Vaccine the CDC shows fewer than 60 percent of parents are willing to register their teens
for the COVID-19 shot.
Children make up about a fifth of the US population. So, pediatricians say this could stall herd immunity and negatively impact teens in the long run.
“In addition to keeping them safe from COVID-19 disease this also allows children and teenagers to get their lives back, to go back to doing some of the things that they very very much
need to be doing for their developmental and emotional health, things like sleep overs and summer camps and summer jobs. That’s all going to be possible to be done safely this summer if
they can get vaccinated.”