Parents of Young Children in Southern California Worry As COVID-19 Protocols Disappear – San Bernardino Sun
Parents of Young Children in Southern California Worry As COVID-19 Protocols Disappear – San Bernardino Sun

Parents of Young Children in Southern California Worry As COVID-19 Protocols Disappear – San Bernardino Sun

As a mother of four who got coronavirus vaccines shortly after being eligible, Krissy Brownell scheduled appointments for her 6- and 8-year-old children the week they could get the plug.

Now to graft the other two.

With an immunocompromised 2- and 4-year-old in his home in Los Alamitos, Brownell has obsessedly waiting for drug manufacturers to present and federal health authorities to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for the approximately 18 million children under 5 in the OS

When that will happen, though, is anyone’s guess.

Brownell, 39, is among dozens of parents with young children too young to be vaccinated, who in addition to waiting for the green light to inoculate their fat, now have to adapt to the latest easing of security measures introduced early in the pandemic to dam up. the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent, more contagious-than-the-last varieties.

“I do not think it is fair that security measures be relaxed until everyone has the opportunity to be vaccinated,” said Brownell, a teacher in Huntington Beach City School District in Orange County. “We shut everything down for the adults, and then apparently no one cares about the little ones … It’s more than frustrating, because it’s like the rest of the world, if you want to be vaccinated, you can.

“With the exception of our child.”

Given how seriously the country has taken the threat of COVID-19 over the past two years, not to mention the damage to hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to the disease, Gabby Mason is still wrapping his head around the universal solution. of security protocols as the pandemic enters a third year.

A 29-year-old single working mother whose 2-year-old attends a child development center at San Bernardino Valley College eight hours a day, the Yucaipa resident has kept her little one at home for most of her young life and away from crowded public spaces.

Vaccinating his daughter whenever possible is a priority, Mason said, for the “protective barrier” the vaccine provides against serious illness and hospitalization.

Until then, she’s waiting.

As of Wednesday, March 16, more than 400 children are up to 4 years old are dead from COVID-19, according to data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drew from 780,705 deaths. This is a higher death rate than for children between 5 and 11, 12 and 15 and 16 and 17.

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