Talking Kids & Covid Vaccines with Dr. Yola on the Street | Grapevine Health
Join Dr. Yola in conversations with parents about the Covid-19 vaccine for kids. Should you get your child vaccinated? Dr. Yola has answers to your questions! #BlackHealthMatters #HealthwithHumanity
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Some of the technology used in the COVID-19 vaccines may seem pretty new, but it was actually discovered over 40 years ago. They have been testing this type of shot for many years for anything from flu to rabies to ebola. The COVID shot has been carefully tested and has been found to be safe and effective.
- The Long History of mRNA Vaccines:
Unvaccinated kids are over 10 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than vaccinated kids.
- CDC Hospitalizations Associated with COVID-19 Among Children and Adolescents:
Getting your child their COVID-19 shot can help keep them healthier so they can stay in school.
COVID Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know:
Since the COVID-19 vaccine was approved for children 5 to 11, two deaths have been reported after vaccination -- both in children with prior health issues. However, over 1100 children have died from getting infected with COVID-19.
- CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in Children Aged 5-11 Years:
- American Academy of Pediatrics:
- CDC Demographic Trends of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the US:
Bill Clinton apologized for the Tuskegee experiment in 1997 but the government must continue to make amends and build trust in science and vaccines. The syphilis study at Tuskegee was a terrible and shameful chapter of American history. Though it can not make up for all the wrongs committed, President Clinton did officially apologize to the survivors, their families, and the African American community in May 1997.
- Video of President Clinton’s apology:
- After Tuskegee, the National Research Act was created in 1974 to help address ethical standards and protect the rights of all research subjects:
Nearly 1 million cases of COVID-19 were reported in children and hospitalizations in children under 4 have reached an all time high in the first week of January 2022.
- American Academy of Pediatrics Report:
- CDC Laboratory-Confirmed COVID_19-Associated Hospitalizations:
Children who get sick with COVID-19 could have an increased risk of getting diabetes.
CDC Risk of Newly Diagnosed Diabetes After SARS-CoV-2 Infection:
Almost 700,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations could have been prevented by vaccination in the last half of 2021.
- Kaiser Family Foundation - Unvaccinated COVID-19 hospitalizations cost billions of dollars:
Thousands of people have been studied to show that there is no difference in fertility or pregnancy rates due to the COVID-19 vaccine, naturally or through IVF. However, getting infected with COVID-19 can decrease male fertility and it is over 4 times more likely to have a stillbirth.
- Article in Obstetrics & Gynecology on In Vitro Fertilization and Early Pregnancy After COVID-19 Vaccination:
- Article in Nature on COVID-19 infection, vaccination, and outcomes:
We should absolutely talk to our kids and help them understand what the shot is, and why it’s important. Check out these resources to help start that conversation with your child.
Unicef article - How to talk to your children about COVID-19 vaccines
Sesame Street: The ABCs of COVID Vaccines
Boston Children’s Hospital - A Kid’s guide to COVID-19 ...