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Alberta parents plan to drive to U.S. to access COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5

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U.S. FDA green lights COVID-19 vaccines for kids under five Health Canada is currently reviewing Moderna’s pediatric vaccine for kids aged six months to five years, but has yet to receive a submission from Pfizer for the under-five age group.Cloutier said his kids are heading to daycare and preeschool in the fall and he’s looking for additional protection for them.“We trust the data and review of the agencies in the (United) States,” he said. “Here in Alberta, we have an age group that haven’t had one of the most basic tools to protect themselves.“It’s a big priority for us.” Nearly 20 million lives saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year: study Dr.

Cora-Mihaela Constantinescu is a pediatric infectious disease specialist and clinical assistant professor at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine.She said parents of young kids travelling elsewhere to get the vaccine shows how badly they want a return to normal.“These vaccines have been available to adults for many months,” Constantinescu said. “They have totally shifted this pandemic.“But for those under five, their lives are very different.“Parents are the ones who make the decision for their children.

Obviously it’s a very personal decision. But it shows how desperate some parents have been through this pandemic to protect their children.”Mom Liz Benfield said she is thrilled to be able to get her kids, aged four and two, their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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