The parents said they won’t vaccinate their children under the age of 5 against COVID-19, even if it’s currently on the market.

Younger children’s parents are more apprehensive than older ones.

When the COVID-19 vaccine is approved for children younger than five, only 3 out of 10 parents say they’ll get their child vaccinated straight soon, according to new poll results published this month by KFF, a healthcare think-tank. That’s a drop from July’s figure of one in five parents, but it’s still a significant improvement.

As children get older, parents are increasingly ready to have them vaccinated. In November, just 16 percent of 5- to 11-year-olds had received a COVID-19 vaccine, but that number has risen to 33 percent in December, and 61 percent indicate their 12- to 17-year-olds have received a vaccine.

CoVid-19 vaccines for infants as early as six months have been requested by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech this week. By the end of February, we could see the first images from the project. At a dosage one-third that of the adult dose, the Pfizer vaccine is currently available for children aged 5 to 11 years.

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 888,784 American citizens as we reach the third year of the pandemic. According to a tracker maintained by the New York Times, Americans are dying at a rate of 2,658 each day, a rise of 35% in just 14 days. In fact, the number of deaths on a daily basis is already more than it was during the peak of the delta variant last fall.

If you’re a parent who has a student in school, you’ve probably heard from other parents who complain that their child’s education has been disrupted in some way during January.

The safety of coronavirus vaccines, on the other hand, worries many parents. An additional “much larger share” of Black and Hispanic parents and parents with lower incomes reported being concerned about their child becoming extremely ill from the coronavirus, according to the study.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, scientists have tested the vaccines on thousands of children and identified no severe safety problems. COVID-19 vaccines are subject to the “most extensive and stringent safety monitoring programme in US history,” according to the statement.

Patients with COVID-19 showed an approximately 16-fold increase in myocarditis risk between March 2020 and January 2021 as compared to those without the virus. According to Johns Hopkins, out of 8 million doses of vaccination given to children aged 5 to 11, only 11 confirmed cases of myocarditis were reported.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla remarked that the number of children under the age of 5 who were hospitalised due to the virus had risen sharply. We expect that children aged 6 months to 4 years old will need three doses of the vaccine to be fully protected against existing and future strains, he said.