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Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Make Sure Your Kids Get Vaccinated

Michael Roizen, M.D. By Friday, 05 August 2022 12:03 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Michael Jordan admits he's missed more than 9,000 shots in his career. Golfer Nancy Lopez knows every shot is a challenge; she says "Do your best one shot at a time, and then move on."

Those two thoughts are kind of like the COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. Around 100 million Americans have missed getting both COVID-19 shots. But about 67% (222,455,652 people) have completed the two-shot vaccination regimen.

Recently, children six months to five years old were approved for the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines with a reduced dose. But out of the 60 million kids in the U.S., only about 300,000 — or 2% — have received at least one shot since it was recommended in June. The

American Medical Association wants you to know that "children can become severely ill from COVID-19, be hospitalized, and even die."

In fact, COVID-19 was one of the leading causes of death in kids over the past two years, and even children with no underlying medical conditions can have short- and long-term mental and physical complications from the virus.

Talk to your pediatrician about getting your infant or young children vaccinated. Yes, there are risks to any vaccine, but the benefit-to-risk ratio for this one is more than 100 to 1 for kids under five years old.

That's not as great as the 50,000 to 1 benefit to adults over 70, but still a substantial benefit over risk.

Visit these AMA-recommended websites for more info on the vaccine: getvaccineanswers.org, familydoctor.org/vaccines and HealthyChildren.org.

© King Features Syndicate


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Recently, children six months to five years old were approved for the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines with a reduced dose.
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2022-03-05
Friday, 05 August 2022 12:03 PM
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