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This Tucson pediatrician wants to talk vaccine safety with reluctant parents

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 11:34am
Updated: Friday, November 5, 2021 - 9:43am

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Kids as young as 5 can sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine now.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved Pfizer’s vaccine for kids age 5-11 on Nov. 2, and while many parents remain skeptical of the vaccine for their young children, others are eager to get in line.

On the Nov. 3 episode of The Show, we heard from one of them — mother Kara Karlson told us her daughter was signed up and ready.

Kara Karlson
Kara Karlson
Kara Karlson's daughter got her first COVID-19 vaccine dose on Nov. 4, 2021.

And that means pediatricians around the state and the country are getting ready to give out the shots — as well as talk to reluctant parents about its safety.

Dr. Sean Elliot is a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Tucson Medical Center.

The Show spoke with him to learn what he’s seeing now.

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