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‘The Benefits Outweigh the Risks’: Some Metro Parents Confident in Vaccinating Young Kids

Published: May 12, 2021

The FDA approved it for emergency use and a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel is expected to give the final green light.

Methodist Physicians Clinic pediatrician Dr. Matthew Gibson said vaccinating children is crucial for herd immunity since kids make up 20-25% of the population.

“In order to get good protection for the community, and for every individual person, we need those vaccinations to happen. And the nice thing is the vaccines have been proven again and again this far to be safe and effective,” Gibson said.

KETV: ‘The Benefits Outweigh the Risks’: Some Metro Parents Confident in Vaccinating Young Kids