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Arizona doctors emphasize COVID-19 vaccine is safe for kids

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Posted at 4:25 PM, Oct 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-31 19:25:30-04

PHOENIX — Arizona doctors say the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children and presents the best way to get past the inconveniences brought by the pandemic.

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Pediatricians are looking to reassure parents ahead of anticipated approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

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The governor's pandemic adviser Dr. Richard Carmona says waiting until other children go first is a “calculated risk" for parents to take.

He says the risk from vaccination is tiny compared to the risk of developing severe complications from COVID-19.

He says even though most children who get infected have minor illnesses, some end up hospitalized and hundreds have died.