Many parents are hesitant to give their kids a Covid-19 vaccine What if schools require it?

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‘This is going to be a huge issue, and I don’t think most people understand that yet,’ a school law attorney said.

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It also comes as several groups are uniting in their doubts about public health initiatives, said Dr. Howard Markel, a pediatrician who is director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan.
“You’ve got anti-vaxxers who are protesting along with libertarians and anti-government people and people who don’t trust science or politicians. It’s not a monolithic group,” he said.”I don’t know how it’s going to roll out, but it’s not going to be pretty.”
Despite the unparalleled speed of the Covid-19 vaccine trials, experts said they have confidence that the protocols for safety and efficacy are being followed. An
incident
this month, when reported spinal cord damage in one participant briefly halted AstraZeneca’s vaccine trials, proved that”the system worked,” Markel said.
Dr. Yvonne”Bonnie” Maldonado, a professor of pediatrics, epidemiology and population health at the Stanford University School of Medicine, urged parents to ask trusted providers, such as their pediatricians, for as much information as possible about the vaccine whenever it comes out.

“I don’t think we can make a decision one way or the other until these trials are finished and we have the data in front of us,” she said.”But I think it’s even more important to emphasize that we have a lot of confidence in the vaccine development structure in the U.S. and elsewhere, and you really see that the process seems to be working well so far.”
“What we want to do is certainly maximize the number of children who receive the vaccine, which will, in turn, help build herd immunity for those kids who aren’t vaccinated or can’t be vaccinated.”
Schwartz echoed the need for parents to be educated.
“Once we do have a safe and reliable vaccine, it’s really incumbent on school districts and public health departments to provide information,” he said.”What we want to do is certainly maximize the number of children who receive the vaccine, which will, in turn, help build herd immunity for those kids who aren’t vaccinated or can’t be vaccinated.”
Officials have some time to convince hesitant parents.
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has said a Covid-19 vaccine

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