Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-04-04 22:13:40 –
Las Vegas (KTNV) — As the fight against the coronavirus continues, there are mixed decisions to vaccinate in southern Nevada.
Starting Monday, people over the age of 16 in Nevada can take their first dose.
“The more vaccinations I have, the better I am,” says Kimberly Block.
Brock is ready to vaccinate teens with COVID-19, but her concern is timing.
“As four moms and teenage parents, they have a busy schedule and have a school. We are looking for convenience,” says Brock. “Everything is always late. It takes hours to commit for one child at a time.”
Despite concerns, Brock is ready to protect her family as soon as possible.
For other parents, they have chosen to postpone for now.
“There isn’t enough information to know how it affects children in the long run,” says Lorena Lamas.
Lama is a teenage mother and her daughter is eligible for vaccination on Monday.
Lama decides to vaccinate herself, but she is worried that her children will be vaccinated.
“It’s like waiting for what happens and then for medical professionals to do more medical research on the child and see what the results will be,” says Lama.
Currently, only one of three vaccines can be given to people over the age of 16.
Pfizer conducted the exam at the young age of 16, but Modana and Johnson & Johnson did not.
Dr. Michael Teng states that the cause is likely to be that children aged 16 and 17 need parental consent.
Legally, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson cannot vaccinate a 16 year old child due to an emergency use authorization.
“In a very rare situation where something might be different, they are legally responsible for what happened, so they can be vaccinated under it, saying vaccination. I’m not going to seize the opportunity, “says Dr. Ten.
Pfizer announced last week Their COVID-19 vaccine is safe and, as a result of a small study in the United States, provides strong protection for children up to 12 years of age.
The side effects reported by Pfizer were similar to those of young adults, especially after the second dose.
“As parents, I think we are always doing it for the best interests of our children,” says Lama.