The science behind COVID-19 vaccines: parent FAQs

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Even though widespread use of mRNA vaccines is new, this technology has been studied for decades. Photo: Pexels


(Healthy Children) — Since COVID-19 vaccines became available to anyone age 12 and up in May 2021, millions of adolescents have been safely vaccinated. Now, children 5 to 11 years old can get vaccinated, too.

Whether you’re the parent of a teen or a grade-school age child, you likely have questions about the vaccine. And top-of-mind for many parents is how we know that it is safe for kids.

Here are answers to some common questions about the science behind the COVID-19 vaccine. (…)

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