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NEW VIDEOS EXPAND THE CONVERSATION: Pediatricians Answer Questions about Children and the COVID-19 Vaccines

THE CONVERSATION / LA CONVERSACIÓN expands to address information needs about the COVID-19 vaccines available to children 12 and older and the status of vaccines for younger children. Produced by KFF under its Greater Than COVID public information response, this campaign is presented with the American Academy of Pediatrics. The new videos join the expansive living video library featuring Black and Latinx health care workers answering common questions on the COVID vaccines (available in English and Spanish). YouTube/Google, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are supporting distribution.

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A Look at Parental Consent and COVID-19 Vaccination for Adolescents

Most states require parental consent at this point, though the landscape may be shifting slightly as more jurisdictions seek to encourage vaccination of young people. Parents and parental consent laws will play a critical role in the COVID-19 vaccination effort to reach children in the U.S., particularly as authorization moves to even younger ages.

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28 million

The estimated number of U.S. children ages 5 to 11, a group that is widely expected to become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines later this year. That’s well more than the 17 million children ages 12 to 15 already eligible for Pfizer’s vaccine.

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