A new COVID-19 vaccine study has revealed that the vaccine in younger kids can make a strong case for children getting the bivalent booster.
Children between the ages of 5 and 11 are able to get the booster shot.
The study revealed that previous shots kids were getting had a quick drop in protection, according to CNY Central.
One woman said she thinks the booster will help protect vulnerable family members, but the study isn’t the best news.
Her daughter was vaccinated to protect those around her.
Kids between 5 and 11 were given smaller doses of the Pfizer vaccines during the first round.
The real world study reveals that the dose doesn’t last as long as the higher dose in teens did when fighting the omicron variant.
The report was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Data showed that the age group of children getting lower doses lost effectiveness within weeks.
By three months it was so low it no longer counted as protection.
With the bivalent booster, chances of remaining vaccinated against all strains increases. While doses are free right now, that may change by the end of the year.
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