Adolescents and young teens, now eligible, rush to get vaccinated – Atlanta Journal Constitution

(Hyosub Shin/ Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)Credit: HYOSUB SHIN/ AJCCredit: HYOSUB SHIN/ AJCMost moms and dads will likely be taking their kids to drug stores and government-run websites in the near term because makers are not yet set up to deliver vaccines at the smaller, more workable scale required by lots of doctors offices.The Pfizer vaccine has actually been delivered in trays of 1,170 dosages. They concluded that information so far reveal the benefits of the vaccine for children outweigh the risks.Scientists who presented the trial results to the committee Wednesday stated that among the 1,131 teen children in the study who had actually gotten the Pfizer vaccine, lots of experienced no reaction. The most typical were short-term fatigue and headaches.Experts say they are assured by the safety information from that research study and from the data from immunizing millions of 16- and 17-year-olds, for whom the vaccine was licensed in March.Two pediatric infectious disease specialists with the Emory University School of Medicine resolved security issues in an online talk Tuesday, saying they would provide the Pfizer vaccine to their own children.There are about 1,800 students enrolled in grades 7 through 10 in Decatur, so a considerable portion of that population is on track for second dosages and the max possible resistance by late June, well ahead of the next school year.Decatur schools Superintendent Maggie Fehrman said last week that she was expecting a fall reopening that will be much closer to typical than last fall, with more trainees in classrooms, less social distancing and the removal of most of the transparent cough guards around desks.Any sense of normalcy will be postponed for elementary schools.

(Hyosub Shin/ Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)Credit: HYOSUB SHIN/ AJCCredit: HYOSUB SHIN/ AJCMost moms and dads will likely be taking their kids to pharmacies and government-run sites in the near term since producers are not yet set up to provide vaccines at the smaller sized, more workable scale needed by many medical professionals offices.The Pfizer vaccine has been delivered in trays of 1,170 dosages. They concluded that information so far show the advantages of the vaccine for kids surpass the risks.Scientists who presented the trial results to the committee Wednesday said that among the 1,131 teen kids in the research study who had actually gotten the Pfizer vaccine, lots of experienced no response. The most common were temporary fatigue and headaches.Experts state they are assured by the security data from that research and from the information from immunizing millions of 16- and 17-year-olds, for whom the vaccine was licensed in March.Two pediatric contagious illness experts with the Emory University School of Medicine addressed security concerns in an online talk Tuesday, saying they would offer the Pfizer vaccine to their own children.There are about 1,800 students registered in grades 7 through 10 in Decatur, so a significant portion of that population is on track for 2nd doses and the fullest possible resistance by late June, well ahead of the next school year.Decatur schools Superintendent Maggie Fehrman said last week that she was anticipating a fall resuming that will be much closer to regular than last fall, with more students in class, less social distancing and the removal of most of the transparent cough guards around desks.Any sense of normalcy will be delayed for primary schools. Less than a third were eager to vaccinate their child.Public health officials say vaccinating children is essential both for their own safety and for the overall battle versus the pandemic.May 12, 2021 Decatur – A line of adolescents and their moms and dads stood in the drizzling rain outside Dekalb Pediatric Center awaiting their first dosage of COVID-19 vaccine in Decatur on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.