Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19 May Protect Your Kids Too

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As an adult, if you are vaccinated against COVID-19, it will help to reduce the chances of exposure to the virus for your loved ones who are not eligible for the vaccine.  Getting vaccinated may protect those who haven’t yet been vaccinated especially young kids.

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New research reveals that vaccines may be helpful to reduce the transmission rates among the unvaccinated populations. However, it is just one study and more research is needed to conclude. That’s why expert recommends wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing until herd immunity is achieved.

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This is good news for parents with young children indeed. Because kids are still not eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. A veteran vaccine expert, researcher, scientist, and CEO of Anixa Biosciences Amit Kumar said, “This study verifies what we all believed”

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Additionally, an infectious disease specialist at UC San Diego Health Dr. Sara Browne said, “What has been less clear is the degree to which the vaccines prevent the SARS-CoV-2 infection itself,” she explained. “If the vaccines are less effective at preventing asymptomatic infection than they are at preventing disease, vaccine recipients might be protected from disease but could still spread the infection to others.”