When it comes to COVID-19, only 27% of parents plan to vaccinate their children ages 5-11

A new poll released shows that 27% of United States parents will vaccinate their children who are ages 5-11 right away against COVID-19 when the vaccine is made available.

The poll was taken by 1,519 adults and random by the Kaiser Family Foundation in October.

One third of the participants want to wait and see how the vaccines work while 30% said they absolutely will not be getting their children vaccinated.

Parents say it’s the unknown long term side effects stopping them from getting their children vaccinated, especially when it comes to their fertility and future.

The FDA recently approved the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11.

Advisors say the benefits of the vaccine for children outweighs the risks and that it is safe for children.

Related: How should parents approach their children about the COVID-19 vaccine?

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