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What Parents Need to Know About The COVID Vaccine in Children



The vaccine is safe and effective

Although this type of vaccine Is new, mRNA vaccines have been ln development for decades. Since approval, millions have safely received the vaccine .


There is a need for children

Children can get very sick from COVID-19 and have short and long-term complications. They

can develop acute symptoms requiring hospitalization at rates higher than the flu. Although

rare, they may develop Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children (MIS_C), a serious complication associated with COVID-19.


The vaccine will not change your child's DNA

Our DNA Is contained In the nucleus of the cells in our body. The mRNA vaccine never enters, only deliver instructions to our cells to activate an immune response.


The vaccine will not give your child COVID-19

mRNA vaccines do not contain the live virus that causes COVID-19, because vaccines cause an immune response that can sometimes result in a fever. This is common with other routine

vaccines and shows that your body ls building protection against the virus.


Your child may experience some mild side effects

The most common side effects are redness, pain, and swelling at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea. The risk of myocarditis (heart inflammation) is significantly higher after coronavirus infection itself, compared to vaccination.


Speak with your Terry Reilly provider or pharmacist and get your child protected today.


Visit www.cdc.gov for more information about the COVID-19 vaccine or other immunizations.


Source: CDC Vaccines for COVID-19


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