The Covid-19 Vaccine and Pediatric Patients.
The FDA just approved the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine down to 12 years of age. Soon you will be able to have your children, 12 years of age and older get the vaccine. Because of the cold storage requirements of this vaccine, we will not be able to administer this vaccine in our office. You can get this vaccine at many pharmacies now and, the vaccine centers at Tucson Medical Center, Tucson Convention Center and Kino. We recommend that our patients get this vaccine. While pediatric patients are generally lower risk for Covid complications, that does not mean they are at no risk. Children being vaccinated protects not only them but, others around them that may be more vulnerable. The side effects include arm soreness, headaches, body aches and fever for a couple of days. These are mRNA vaccines (messenger RNA), meaning they teach your body how to make antibodies against the Covid protein spike. They do NOT change your DNA. The sooner we are vaccinated, the sooner we can stop wearing masks and see our lives return to normal. For more information about the Covid-19 vaccine please visit the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html
If you have any questions, call and leave a message for your pediatrician and we will call you back as soon as we can so that we can answer your questions and address your concerns.