Omicron surge vexes parents of children too young for shots

Too young for vaccines, parents concerned about contagious omicron variant
Virus Outbreak Too Young for Vaccines
Posted at 9:15 AM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-06 10:10:28-05

Parents of children too young to be vaccinated are facing difficult choices as COVID cases fueled by the omicron variant rise to record levels and every encounter seems risky.

Families are rethinking visits with grandparents, playtime with other toddlers and trips to the park or library. A setback last month in Pfizer studies of a vaccine for kids under 5 dimmed hopes that shots for tots might come soon.

Efforts are ongoing. Public health authorities say surrounding young kids with people who are vaccinated and masking those 2 and older can help keep them and others safe.

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