Articles and information on COVID vaccines from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a pediatrician group in San Francisco.

COVID vaccines

Articles and information on COVID vaccines from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a pediatrician group in San Francisco.

COVID & Flu Vaccines at GetzWell

COVID & Flu Vaccines at GetzWell COVID Shots For parents and caregivers wanting to vaccinate their youngest children, GetzWell now has Moderna COVID vaccines for children 6 months to 5 years. This vaccine follows a two-injection schedule, 4-8 weeks apart, and it is ¼ the strength of the adult dose (or 25 mcg per dose). […]

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November 1, 2021 Vol. 10: A Nuanced Perspective – Whether Parents Should Vaccinate 5-11 Year Olds

On October 26th an independent advisory panel to the FDA, comprised of the country’s top scientists, epidemiologists, immunologists and physicians, voted 17 to zero to recommend a smaller dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The FDA and CDC will undoubtedly accept and ratify the panel’s advice within days and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (aka Comirnaty) will soon be available to all but the youngest people in the United States. 

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August 25, 2021 Vol. 9: What To Do When There’s Been a COVID Exposure & Other Important Information

Since most kids have already returned to school for the fall 2021-22 academic year and the highly infectious Delta variant is now dominant in the Bay Area and beyond, I have pulled together our guidance regarding whether and how long to isolate or quarantine, which are actually two different things.

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February 2, 2021 Vol. 8: 2021 Update – COVID Vaccines Offer Impressive Efficacy and New Safety Recommendations

We are off to an impressive start to 2021. Not only do we have a highly competent new administration in the White House working to repair many aspects of our country, we also have at least two vaccines (e.g. Pfizer and Moderna) with 94% or better efficacy after two doses and their availability is rapidly ramping up. And, I expect that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will receive emergency use authorization this month.

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