As CDC approves COVID vaccine for grade faculty age kids, Milwaukee well being officers urge continued warning | WUWM 89.7 FM

Late Tuesday, the CDC accepted COVID-19 vaccinations for youngsters 5-11 years previous. Throughout a media briefing earlier Tuesday, Milwaukee metropolis and county well being officers anticipated the approval.

Ben Weston, Milwaukee County’s chief medical coverage advisor, stated he and each physician he is aware of with younger youngsters will probably be ready in line to have their kids immunized.

“COVID has persistently been one of many high 10 main causes of loss of life in the USA for youngsters. Even when your little one is fortunate sufficient to not have severe short-term sickness from COVID, long-term results are widespread, together with bother concentrating, shortness of breath and fatigue,” Weston stated.

Greenfield Well being Division’s Darren Rausch stated his workers is gearing as much as vaccinate youngsters in school, with parental permission.

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Darren Rausch, backside proper nook, talking on the day by day instances in Milwaukee County of kids ages 18 and below through the metropolis county covid assembly on Nov. 2. The CDC had not but accepted the vaccine for five to 11 years previous, however did so later within the night.

Kirsten Johnson stated the Metropolis of Milwaukee Well being Division is taking a look at after-school clinics.

“[After-school clinics will be held] when mother and father are possible accessible to be there, but when mother and father are unavailable, we’re planning on a type that may be signed after which despatched again to highschool with their little one,” Johnson stated.

Regardless of planning and optimism, Milwaukee County’s chief well being coverage advisor Ben Weston stated colleges might want to stay cautious.

“Masks, distancing, air flow are going to proceed to be essential components for mitigation in colleges,” Weston stated.

Greenfield’s Darren Rausch predicts colleges might want to maintain that “layered mitigation method” in place no less than a number of months longer.

“That could be [until] spring break or [it] may appear to be the top of the varsity 12 months for this tutorial 12 months,” Rausch stated.

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