Covid Vaccinations for Kids in Delaware
According to a state-level report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, over 3.85 million American children have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the CDC, while healthy children with no preexisting health conditions aren’t as likely to suffer from severe coronavirus symptoms, they can still catch and transmit the virus to susceptible demographics such as elderly grandparents. (Source) Even children who are asymptomatic can spread the virus. Although the incidence of death and severe complications from COVID-19 is lower in children, it is best to take the safe route and have them vaccinated for their own health and the health of others.
Why Should I Have My Child Vaccinated?
At Aspira, every pediatrician is board-certified and able to administer all the immunizations your child needs to stay healthy. Having your child immunized can protect them from vaccine-preventable diseases like COVID-19. Diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella used to be fatal to children. Having your child vaccinated will protect them from life-threatening diseases and viruses like COVID-19.
Having your child vaccinated also protects your loved ones. Your child’s grandparents are at an increased risk of suffering coronavirus complications, and even more so if they have preexisting health conditions. Getting your children vaccinated also helps protect children and babies who are too young to be immunized or who are unable to receive immunizations due to health conditions like cancer. Even if your child “never gets sick,” having them properly immunized could save another child’s life.
Some parents argue that herd immunity is enough to protect their child from vaccine-preventable diseases. However, unvaccinated children still catch these diseases every year. Some vaccine-preventable diseases don’t just make your child sick and disappear in a few weeks. They can cause lifelong complications or even death. COVID-19 is a vaccine-preventable disease known to cause severe health complications. The pediatricians at Aspira can administer your child’s COVID-19 shot if they are at least 12 years old.
What Other Actions Can I Take to Protect My Family From COVID-19?
Along with getting the COVID-19 vaccination, you should follow social distancing, handwashing, and mask-wearing guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control. Although vaccinated individuals are protected from COVID-19, they are able to hold particles of the virus in their noses and transmit the illness to those who are unvaccinated. You can follow the most up-to-date coronavirus guidelines from the CDC here.
Aspira Offers COVID-19 Vaccinations in Lewes, Delaware
Aspira is a full-service healthcare clinic located in Lewes, Delaware. We are currently offering the Pfizer vaccine to all children ages 12 and older. You can walk into our clinic anytime we are open to be vaccinated for free regardless of your immigration status. However, you must present proof of insurance if you have it. You can call our vaccine hotline or go to: https://aspirahealth.net/services/covid-19-vaccine/ to schedule your first and second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Our team is committed to keeping you and your family safe from vaccine-preventable diseases like COVID-19.