Breaking news from the FDA:
The FDA has authorized emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for 5–11 year olds. https://t.co/gmyWjGVmAp
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 29, 2021
This means an estimated 28 million kids in this age group are now eligible for the jab:
BREAKING: Another 28 million Americans are one step closer to getting vaccinated against COVID-19 after the FDA authorized the Pfizer shot for 5-11 year olds. https://t.co/C0qO9Y25bd
— ABC News (@ABC) October 29, 2021
Well, not all parents will be relieved:
Next step: CDC advisers meet Nov 2nd, with CDC sign-off expected soon after, which means younger kids could be getting shots next week.
What a relief this will be for parents!https://t.co/ZThcPVOlVT
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) October 29, 2021
The latest polling from the Knight Family Foundation found that a majority of parents are going to wait:
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) October 28, 2021
And 3 in 10 will definitely not get the jab for their kids:
Three in 10 parents with children ages 5-11 will "definitely not" vaccinate their kids against Covid, according to a new @KFF survey. Only about a quarter of parents with kids in that age group say they'll vaccinate their child "right away." @megtirrell breaks down the data. pic.twitter.com/KLkZk4Likh
— The News with Shepard Smith (@thenewsoncnbc) October 29, 2021
Only 27% will get their kids the shot right away:
New @KFF poll of US parents of children 5 to 11 finds that only 27% will get their child vaccinated right away. 33% will wait and see and 30% will definitely not.
76% of very/somewhat concerned US parents of children 5 to 11 say not enough is known about the long-term effects.
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) October 28, 2021