FAIRFAX, V.A. (NCC NEWS) – The Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 for children between the ages of five and 11 was first approved by the F.D.A. on October 29th. Roughly 17% of children in this age range have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Jason Fahrer has lived in Fairfax County Virginia for the last ten years. His two children are ten and seven years old, and they received their first shot of the vaccine not too long ago.
“A lot more organized than it was it seemed like for the adults which was good for the kids who were probably a little anxious,” Mr. Fahrer stated about the process the kids went through when getting their first dose. “Obviously, shots aren’t a favorite for most kids.”
Vaccination centers have made it a priority to accommodate children as this process continues. One way in which this is being done is by making sure that the shot is as comfortable as could be.
“I was expecting a lot more,” ten-year-old Aviva Fahrer said about the shot. “It was just like a little pinch. That was it.”
Once the two kids receive the second dose of the vaccine, Aviva Fahrer believes that more fun will be had. She mentions the possibility of a sleepover with friends, something that many children have not been able to do since the beginning of the pandemic.
Her father, on the other hand, is excited to go to Walt Disney World instead. The family of four is expected to go in late December.
“I think we are more comfortable with the idea of it now that we know they’re vaccinated,” Jason Fahrer said.
With the entire family now vaccinated, more trips like this can be planned for this Virginian family.