Vaccination Rates Are Going Back up Thanks to the Teens

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> 2.5 million children aged 12 to 15 have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine and 23 percent of kids aged 12 to 17 have received at least one dose. Earlier this month public health experts began fretting about declining vaccine rates as most of the adults who wanted a vaccine were able to access one. Now the concern is about how to get the message to anti-vaxxers and how to reached historically underserved communities. > other children are helping their peers navigate the waters of wanting to be vaccinated but unable to do so because of their parents’ misguided beliefs, by arming them with scientific and factual information to help sway their parents.

HenryCorp

Realistically, this is probably just teens of parents who were already vaccinated. I doubt any anti-vax parent would authorize their child’s vaccination.

Jscottpilgrim

Teenagers are giving me hope for the future. My kids (18 and 20) got it done on their own before I did! It feels good to be completely vaccinated.

Insanitybymarriage

>because of their parents’ misguided beliefs, by arming them with scientific and factual information to help sway their parents. Can someone please lay out the factual information given that helped sway the parents?

coolbeans233

Good to know the next generation has a good, collective, head on their shoulders!

Knappsky