SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now being rolled out to children ages 5 to 11.
Ongoing CDC studies showed that the vaccine is 90.7 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 in children.
Caroline Sherlock, a fully vaccinated grandmother and local business owner, is hesitant about giving the vaccine to kids.
“I just don’t think it’s safe for small children right now,” she said. “Because it is all experimental. I wouldn’t experiment on my own children and I wouldn’t expect someone else to. But everybody else has their own choices and beliefs.”
The CDC recommends the vaccine as children can still get sick and spread the virus.
President Joe Biden said the approval of the vaccine can help the pandemic come to an end.
“We’ve taken a giant step forward to further accelerate our path out of this pandemic,” he said.
Vaccines will start being given out this Saturday, and more clinics will be opening next week. Visit the county website for registration information.