Parents weigh risks of COVID shots for youngest kids. Vaccinate or wait?

Doctor notes COVID-19 vaccines are largely safe, but they’ve caused problems in some 12-24-year olds

Families with children under 12 still can’t get them vaccinated against COVID-19, as health officials study whether it’s safe for kids that young. A decision’s likely this fall. Meanwhile, parents must weigh their options: children generally get mild or asymptomatic cases of COVID19, but the risk isn’t zero.

The dangerous and highly infectious delta variant is now spreading rapidly across the United States and New Jersey. How can families stay safe, but also help kids who desperately need some return to normalcy?

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