The combination of children being back in the classroom — and the Delta variant affecting children — has some parents so concerned that they’re reportedly asking doctors to make exceptions and vaccinate their children who are under the age of 12. Also, other parents are reportedly telling vaccinating clinicians their child is 12 when the child is not.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics both agree giving an adult dose of COVID-19 vaccine to children under 12 right now is not a good idea.
They released a statement: “The dose may be very different for younger ages. The AAP recommends against giving the vaccine to any child under 12 years of age, until authorized by the FDA.”