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CDC Approves COVID-19 Vaccine for Young Children

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DETROIT, June 21, 2022 ~ Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

We all know that particular group does well with the virus overall,” said Beaumont Health System Head of Infectious Research Dr. Matthew Sims. “The bigger purpose is to help break this pandemic as a whole, by taking a section of the population that’s responsible for spreading it to the rest of the population, and helping to prevent that.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vaccine is completely effective for kids, and parents can either opt for their kids to get the three-shot Pfizer, or two-shot Moderna vaccine.

Listen below to Dr. Sims‘ conversation with 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith as he expands on the importance of vaccinating the entire population, and how it will ensure the virus does not further spread.


June 21, 2022 ~ Beaumont Health System Head of Infectious Disease Research Dr. Matthew Sims talks to Paul W. about the COVID-19 vaccine being approved for young children.


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