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HHS Releases New PSA to Encourage Covid-19 Vaccination in Children Under 5 Years

(CNN)Only a few since the United States vaccinated a child-sized Covid-19 vaccine for children under the age of five. days after. The Biden administration has launched a new advertising campaign to encourage parents to give their children "best protection" against Covid-19: Vaccines. In one of the video ads titled "Promise" in the

campaign, parents hugged, kissed, or walked hand in hand with their baby or toddler. It is shown that you are there. -The text on the screen says, "All children over 6 months old can get the Covid vaccine."

These new PSAs were released Thursday by the US Department of Health and Human Services and were first reported on CNN and are currently underway Covid. -19 Part of the vaccine. Education campaign. According to HHS, advertisements will be delivered to English and Spanish media nationwide as public service announcements.

"To vaccinate the youngest child, you need to speak up with trusted people, especially pediatricians and other parents, to build a relationship of trust with them," HHS said. Sarah Lovenheim, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Relations, said. "The announcement of these new public services is part of HHS's We Can Do This initiative, which encourages parents to contact their family pediatricians and begin the process of vaccination of children under the age of five.

The first set of HHS Covid-19 vaccination ads debuted in April last year. So far, the campaign has developed and launched over 5,000 ads in 14 different languages.

Previous Covid-19 vaccination ads were vaccinated from displaying bright music against the heartwarming scenes of friends hugging and interacting after vaccination. It ranged from emotional testimony from no Covid-19 survivors. hospitalization.

There is growing concern among public health professionals about slow uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine in the youngest age group of children aged 6 months to 5 years.

When vaccination began on Tuesday, US health officials appeared on several television networks detailing the rigor of the trial to study the safety and efficacy of shots.

"Unfortunately, we know that there are some children who get sick with Covid. Tens of thousands of children are hospitalized, including tens of thousands in the 6-month to 5-year-old age group. Dr. Ashish Jha, Covid-19-enabled coordinator at White House, said inNBC: "I tell my parents, as you know, talk to your doctor and pediatrics. It's about talking to doctors, talking to people who care for children, and getting their advice, and that's probably the best way to move forward. "

In the United States, among children I have already been delayed in taking the Covid-19 vaccine.

"It is very important to have vaccine options for the youngest children, but children in the 5-12 year old group have relatively low Covid vaccine coverage. As I know, my concern is that Dr. Danbaruch, director of the Virology and Vaccine Research Center at the Beth Israel Dikones Medical Center in Boston, told CNN last week.

He was a child and 10 He said there was a "significant" difference in the number of fully vaccinated adults compared to teens.

Prior to this week, children aged 5 to 11 were the latest group to be vaccinated in November. However, only 29.5% of these children are fully vaccinated in the United States in the two-dose primary series. According to the CDC, compared to

, "Of course, there are many. It's part of the work to be done to consider taking this vaccine. Shows a continuous decline in parents considering giving these vaccines to their children, "said CEO Lori Tremmel Freeman. Officers of the National County and Municipal Health Officials Association.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation's Vaccine Monitor Surveypublished in May, only 18% of parents of children under the age of 5 have Covid-19 as soon as they are vaccinated. I answered that I would vaccinate my child. It was available.

"For some people, the more pandemics in the rear-view mirror, or those who believe so, I think they won't be forced to do so," Freeman said. .. "So we have a big public health education campaign in front of us."