COVID States Project: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey, Report #87: Parent Information Sources and Children COVID Vaccination [open pdf - 4MB]
From the Document: "The path to FDA authorization for vaccines in young children has been complex. On February 1, 2022 Pfizer and BioNTech [hyperlink] responded to requests from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to seek emergency authorization of their COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccine for children ages 6 months through 4 years on a rolling basis. This authorization would have allowed children to begin receiving the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine while data comparing two or three course vaccine regimens for children were still being collected. However, on February 11, 2022 [hyperlink] the FDA reversed course and announced it would wait for data on the effectiveness of the third dose before granting emergency authorization. Most recently, Moderna [hyperlink] announced it was seeking authorization for its vaccine for children under 6 and the FDA [hyperlink] has laid out a timeline for examining the authorization requests and data in June. [...] In light of this confusion, it is important to understand where parents are getting information about vaccinating their children against COVID-19. In this report we examine where parents are seeking information about their children's health and vaccination decision-making, as well as who they discuss these important decisions with. We gathered this information by asking parents to select which sources they use from a list, as well as from an open-ended response question. We find that there is quite a bit of overlap in sources between these two methods."
The COVID States Project Report No. 87
Northeastern University; Harvard Medical School; Rutgers University; Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Northwestern University. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]
The COVID States Project: https://covidstates.org/