Miami Valley parents react to possibility of kids 5-11 getting COVID vaccine

MIAMI VALLEY — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children five to 11-years-old.

If the CDC approves the emergency use authorization, News Center 7 asked Miami Valley parents if they would vaccinate their children.

Oakwood residents Stacy Baber and Patricia Finn didn’t think twice after being asked whether or not parents should vaccinate their kids if between the ages of five and 11.

“I got the vaccine myself. I believe in the science and I think that the sooner the kids can get their vaccines, we’ll get closer back to normal,” Baber said.

15 million doses have already starting shipping out ahead of the CDC’S ruling, which is expected Tuesday or Wednesday.

As a retired nurse of 25 years, Finn says she just wants her family to be happy and healthy.

“I think they’re vulnerable and I am for vaccinations, I trust the pharmaceutical companies, I trust the CDC, and so I am very much for it,” Finn said.

If approved, the vaccine doses will be child-sized and administered three weeks apart.

“They have all their other vaccines, this is no different,” Baber said.

The Biden Administration has secured enough vaccines to vaccinate 28-million children ages five to 11.