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Published on June 27, 2022

COVID-19 Update: June 2022

COVID-19 Update: June 2022

Get the latest information on COVID-19 from DeAnne Brooks, PharmD, in this 2 Your Well-Being with WFMY News 2.

Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine?

"Now everyone who is 6 months or older is eligible to receive a free, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. If you're eligible for it and you are 6 months or older, parents can bring their children to their pediatricians, and everyone can be protected from the severe effects of COVID-19."

What do parents need to know about the new vaccines for kids under 5?

"What you need to know is that the vaccines have been proven to be safe. They have been tested in thousands of children, and many vaccines have already been given to those 5 years and older -- millions, actually.

"The dose is a little bit smaller, it's a different dose. Typically its given in the thigh rather than the arm, and the other thing to know is you can still get side effects, just like children get side effects from other vaccinations.

"Side effects are typically soreness at the injection site, which again is typically in the thigh. They might get a little bit of swelling there, could get some fever, a headache, just feeling yucky for up to a couple of days after getting the vaccine."

Learn more in the full interview video above, and schedule an appointment at conehealth.com/vaccine.

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