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Poll: 30% of parents plan to vaccinate their kids

Posted at 6:51 AM, May 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-13 10:11:27-04

Kids 12 to 15 years old have been approved for the Pfizer vaccine.

Remember, the Food and Drug Administration approved its use for this age group a few days ago.

Now, that it's received the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's stamp of approval parents have to decide if they want their kids to get the vaccine.

"For those with medical conditions that predispose them to severe COVID-19, tons of interest for the general population, I think we still have a lot of education to do about the benefits of vaccination for individuals and their communities," said Rosemary Olivero, Spectrum Health MD.

A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found 30% of parents with kids between the ages of 12 to 15 plan to vaccinate their child right away, with about 25% saying they won't vaccinate their kids at all.

And others say they'll only do it if schools require it.

Currently, no word on whether the Clark County School District will make the shot a requirement.