Do physicians recommend vaccinating children aged 5 - 11 years?

Both the US FDA and Health Canada have authorized the use of Covid-19 vaccines in children 5 to 11 years of age. After reading the government agency announcements, KeyOps reached out to over 100 physicians across the country to learn whether doctors planned on recommending the vaccine to parents and more importantly, ask if they plan on vaccinating their own children in that age group.

In just 1 week, here was the verdict:

  • 97% of physicians recommend that parents vaccinate their children in the 5 to 11 age group.
  • Doctors say ‘Yes’ to vaccinating their own children: 96% of physicians with children aged 5 to 11 said they will be vaccinating their children.
  • The overwhelming majority of physicians believe that the safety and efficacy of mRNA COVID vaccines for children has been established.

Below is a detailed summary of responses to individual questions as well as anonymous comments from the KeyOps community.

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The US FDA and Health Canada have approved COVID-19 vaccines for kids aged 5 to 11. Do you recommend parents get their kids in that age group vaccinated?

97% of the physicians in our network believe parents should vaccinate children in the 5 to 11 year old age group.

If you have children in the 5-11 age group, will you get them vaccinated?

96% of the physicians who answered have kids in this age group and said yes to getting their kids vaccinated. 4% are still undecided about vaccinating their children.

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