Should my child get a coronavirus vaccine? Is it safe? Here’s what you should know.

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With millions of U.S. children eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine, public health authorities and experts are urging parents and guardians to immunize their children as the virus causes covid-19 and continues to mutate.

More than 12 million children in the United States have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic started, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Although children account for a relatively small number of hospitalizations and deaths related to the virus and the disease it causes, many pediatricians are calling for vaccinations to protect young Americans from covid-19 and potential complications.

Because most families will have questions, we’ve answered some of the most common.

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