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Hesitancy, inequity: is the US ‘making the same mistakes’ with kids’ vaccines?

Only half of children aged 12 and above have been vaccinated, despite vaccine being available for months

When Nia Heard-Garris’s son found out the Covid vaccines were authorized for adults in the US late last year, he was thrilled, then asked, “But what about us? What about kids?”

The eight-year-old is finally signed up for his first shot later this week. Even though he’s afraid of needles, he can’t wait to get vaccinated so he can return to a greater semblance of normal kid life – hanging out with his friends, going to school, playing sports – without worrying about getting sick or bringing the virus home.

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