By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 28, 2021 (HealthDay News)
Many health experts hailed the recent approval of the Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 15, but some parents have been hesitant to take their kids in for a shot.
“Parents naturally worry more about their children than they do about themselves — I think that’s parenting defined,” said Dr. Hina Talib, a pediatrician and adolescent health specialist at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, in New York City. “And their concerns unique to teens and tweens have been about safety and about puberty, about development, about things that sort of uniquely are in front of them.”
The major concerns Talib has heard from parents regard the safety of the vaccine, she said in a recent HealthDay Now interview.
But Talib stressed that, while expedited, the vaccine clinical trials never cut corners when it came to testing safety and