Pediatricians lead campaign to sell wary parents on vaccinating their kids

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Annie Brynga, 13, and her mother Becca, seen in Essex on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Becca has concerns about Annie receiving a cover innoculation. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger

Becca Brynga of Milton, Vermont, is pro-vaccine.

Brynga received her second Pfizer dose about a month ago, and her two kids — a 13-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son — have received every vaccine available to them.

But the relative newness of the Covid-19 vaccines has given Brynga pause about getting her kids vaccinated right away, she said in an interview last week.

Brynga isn’t alone, according to Vermont pediatricians. They’ve fielded a growing number of questions from concerned parents — mostly vaccinated themselves — about whether the vaccines are safe for their children, and what the long-term health effects might be.

With children between ages 12 and 15 now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, pediatricians will play an important role in getting wary parents on board with vaccinating their children sooner rather than later.

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