The New Normal: What parents need to know about COVID-19 vaccines for young children.
News 12's Erin Colton was joined by Dr. Bruce Farber to discuss COVID-19 vaccines.
Children as young as 6 months old could be eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the month.
Early Pfizer data has shown the vaccine - which is administered to younger kids at one-tenth the strength of the adult shot - is safe and produces an immune response. But last year Pfizer announced the two-dose shot proved to be less effective at preventing COVID-19 in kids ages 2-5, and regulators encouraged the company to add a third dose to the study on the belief that another dose would boost the vaccine's effectiveness much like booster doses do in adults.
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine was finally approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It had been only in emergency use for more than a year. Why was Pfizer approved so much earlier?
Gov. Kathy Hochul won her appeal in getting indoor mask mandates back in New York. What do you say to people who argue we don't need mandates because cases are dramatically dropping in our area?
Some parents say their children have been fine so far - even after getting COVID-19. Why get a vaccine then? What about boosters for adults?