According to the most recent data and population estimates from the American Academy of Pediatrics, only five percent of children nationwide have been vaccinated. As a result, some doctors say they've actually had to throw some of these vaccines out because they're not being used.
"I was expecting it to be a slow uptake, but I was not expecting it to be this slow," said Dr. Alexy Arauz Boudreau, chief of pediatrics for primary care at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. "Anytime that a parent has to make a choice whether to put something in their child's body, they always want to think twice to make sure the risk to benefit ratio is an accurate one."
Back in June, when COVID-19 cases were said to be soaring, many parents were eager to vaccinate their youngest kids. But the recent data suggests that some parents' stances may have changed. They are now concerned about the safety of the jabs for their young ones.
"Parents are worried about the long-term effects of the vaccine," said Dr. Robyn Riseberg, founder of Boston Community Pediatrics. "They are worried that the studies were smaller numbers than the adult studies."
Meredith Bonner, a Roxbury resident, said that while her six-year-old son is vaccinated, she is going to wait it out to vaccinate her two-year-old.
"We have not vaccinated our little one yet. He just goes to a babysitter so he's close to home and still in our bubble. We're not feeling anxious or in a hurry to do that," she said.
Pediatricians say they were expecting some hesitancy. A recent survey found that only around one in five parents would actually plan on getting their toddlers and pre-school children vaccinated.
The recent Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) poll titled "COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor" concluded that a total of 83 percent of parents are refusing shots for their young children. (Related: Not safe for kids: 80% of American parents are doubtful about the safety of COVID pediatric jabs, survey reveals.)
Broken down, KFF's survey showed that 43 percent of the parent-respondents with children five years and younger "will definitely not" have their babies take the experimental vaccines and another 40 percent would prefer to wait before allowing their children to be jabbed or they would have their child inoculated "only if required."
The parents deduced that the vaccine is very "new" and that not enough testing and research were done to prove its efficacy. There were also concerns about the adverse effects, and most of them worry about the safety of their children in general.
"Eight in 10 parents of the unvaccinated children say they are 'very' or 'somewhat' concerned that their child might experience serious side effects from the injections and that not enough is known about the long-term effects of the vaccine in children," the poll stated.
The poll also found that among parents who are vaccinated, but have not yet vaccinated their child, 79 percent express concerns about side effects while 74 percent are worried about the unknown long-term effects.
Even though a study found that mRNA vaccines can cause children to suffer from serious vaccine-associated enhanced diseases, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the mRNA jabs from Pfizer and Moderna for children aged six months old and up on June 17 via a press release.
The agency announced the fast-tracked emergency use authorization despite the vaccines' clinical trials being "determined not to be reliable due to the low number of COVID-19 cases that occurred in the study participants."
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