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Is the COVID-19 vaccine right for your child?

We understand you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccination and if it’s the right choice for your child. Memorial Family Medicine Specialist Dr. Rebecca Rose answers some of the common questions she receives from parents and guardians in a recent Facebook Live session

She addresses the following and more: 

  • Why should a child be vaccinated?
  • How safe is the vaccine for kids?
  • What common side effects have been seen in children?
  • Is the dosage different for different ages?
  • Is there a risk of myocarditis or other heart issues from getting the vaccine?
  • Does the vaccine affect fertility?
  • Can the vaccine give a child COVID-19?

Memorial is offering COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-17 by appointment only at its pediatric clinics. At this time, COVID-19 vaccines are not available for children at Memorial Walk-In Clinics. 

If you have questions about COVID-19, please call the Memorial COVID-19 Hotline (228-867-5000). 

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