Weeks into the Covid booster rollout, parents of young children say the shots are scarce
It is true that the supply of COVID-19 booster vaccines, specifically for young children, is limited. The CDC has recommended that the current limited supply of booster vaccine be restricted to children aged 4-6 who were already at least partially vaccinated, as well as children aged 12-15 who have not yet received the vaccine. Some states, however, are beginning to vaccinate children aged 2-4 with available doses. The CDC recommends that providers make extra efforts to vaccinate children of all ages in communities that are at higher risk of vaccine-preventable illnesses. As additional booster vaccines become available in the coming months, providers will be able to provide vaccines to a wider age range of children.