As Young Kids Get Vaccines, a ‘Huge Weight’ Is Lifted for Families

As Young Kids Get Vaccines, a ‘Huge Weight’ Is Lifted for Families

November 29, 2021 | When the pandemic came for Georgia, Lauren Rymer had to make a snap choice: her mother’s safety or what she believed was best for her young child. She locked down her family for the better part of last year, living with her mother, Sharon Mooneyhan, who has multiple sclerosis, and protecting her by keeping her son Jack, 5, out of kindergarten to avoid routine household exposure to Covid. “I didn’t want my mom to miss out on being with her only grandchild,” Ms. Rymer said.

Do you need a COVID-19 booster shot?

Do you need a COVID-19 booster shot?

November 16, 2021 | If you got the COVID-19 shots back in early spring, your antibodies are likely waning. But it’s not something you need to be worried about, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. “Overall, antibody levels are decreasing, but their ability to protect against infection isn’t,” said Ted Ross, lead author and the director of UGA’s Center for Vaccines and Immunology. “The quality is still there even if the total quantity has gone down.”

I’m happy I had it’ | 10-year-old finally receives COVID-19 vaccine

I’m happy I had it’ | 10-year-old finally receives COVID-19 vaccine

November 11, 2021 | Ten-year-old Alaya Horne is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s a moment she’s watched and waited for. Just days after the CDC gave the green light for kids 5 to 11 to get their shots, Alaya’s own appointment was set.
“”Nervous and excited,”” the Fulton County 4th grader shared as she waited in the car for her vaccine appointment. “

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, local pediatricians offer COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, local pediatricians offer COVID-19 vaccine appointments

November 3, 2021 | Following the Nov. 2 announcement that Millions of children in the United States will soon be able to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine, local pediatricians began taking appointments for children age 5 to 11. “Another 28 million Americans are able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after the CDC officially recommended the Pfizer shot for 5- to 11-year-olds on Tuesday night,” ABC News reported. To book an appointment, call your child’s pediatrician today.