State health officials provide guidance for families with children who are not old enough yet to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Written by on June 9, 2021

State health officials provide guidance for families with children who are not old enough yet to get a COVID-19 vaccine

By Genesis Ortega

June 9, 2021

Photo| Chloe Nouvelle / WLVR

The Wolf Administration has provided guidance for children under the age of 12, who are not yet eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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As the first level of defense, state health officials are urging parents of young children to get vaccinated. 

But in line with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they also recommend children under the age of 2 not wear face coverings. Kids between the ages of 2 and 12 should continue wearing masks in public and anytime they’re indoors and around other people.

If a child is unable to wear a mask, health officials suggest that families consider more low-risk activities.or limiting gatherings with only fully vaccinated friends and family. 

And children under 12 should maintain six feet of distance from others with any indoor activities. 

Regardless of a child’s age or vaccination status, health officials are reminding Pennsylvanians to continue washing hands and staying home if sick.

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