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Are you waiting to have your child vaccinated against COVID-19? Are you going to sign them up right away? We want to hear from you.

What information do you need before you sign your child up?

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Stickers and bandages with colorful patterns sit on top of a white table cloth.
Stickers and colorful bandages are displayed on a nurse’s table at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, at Townsend Public School in Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

When kids ages 5 to 11 were able to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, we asked if you were waiting to vaccinate your child or grandchild. Fast-forward seven months, and now two COVID-19 vaccines for most children under age 5 have received the final stamp of approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And like before, not everyone is ready to vaccinate their child or grandchild against the disease.

WPR’s WHYsconsin wants to hear from you on why you are or aren’t ready to vaccinate your child against COVID-19. Did you get the COVID-19 vaccine but are waiting to vaccinate your child? If so, why?

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What information do you need before you sign your child up? What concerns do you have, if any, about accessing the vaccine once approved?

Health officials and guardians across the globe have been anxiously waiting for the shots to be available to kids ages 6 months to 4 years old. While many people have returned to pre-pandemic ways, our youngest kids and their adults have been left weighing the risks of every day life.

Thanks for a signoff from CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on Saturday, roughly 18 million more children are eligible to get shots as soon as next week.

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