Raleigh, NC – There is a lot of discussion between parents and medical experts about children and the COVID-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile, Dr. R Freirichs many patients whose parents would like their children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. They are just waiting for approval to do this.
Many doctors hear questions from patients about COVID-19, but Dr. Frerichs, a pediatrician at North Raleigh Pediatric Group, was adamant that many of his clients are well aware of the research and that he develops very little resistance to the vaccine.
Pfizer says its vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in children ages 5 to 11, according to details of a study released Friday. The FDA will discuss Pfizer’s findings next week. The shots could begin in early November, with the first kids in line fully protected from Christmas, if regulators give full approval.
dr. Frerichs points out CDC information to anyone who is unsure.
“We have a group that really wants it — it’s waiting for the vaccine to be approved and then we start making arrangements for them to come in.” said Dr. Frerichs. “We’re very lucky in Raleigh up north to have really highly educated people. We have people who have done some of the primary research or are even involved in the vaccine trials for the children.”
Ted Enarson wants his son, who is immunocompromised, to be vaccinated. However, his son is four years old, just shy of that age group of 5 to 11 years.
“Our son is actually immunocompromised, so we really want the vaccine to become available to him,” says Enarson, who lives in Raleigh.