Friday, November 12, 2021

UMC Offers Covid Vaccines for Children

 UMC issued the following statement.

Children ages 5 to 11 can receive doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine through the University of Mississippi Medical Center at Children’s of Mississippi’s Batson Kids Clinic in Jackson.  

Parents should make appointments for their children online at or by calling (601) 815-5300 or (888) 815-2005. Batson Kids Clinic is located at 421 S. Stadium Circle in Jackson by Veterans Memorial Stadium. 

The Batson Kids Clinic vaccination appointments are open to all children 5 to 11 years old and not just those who are Children’s of Mississippi or UMMC patients, said Dr. Benjamin Dillard, division director of general pediatrics and pediatric urgent care. 

"We have volunteers from the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy and various departments across the UMMC campus who have stepped forward to assist in our efforts to get children vaccinated safely and efficiently," he said. "I’m extremely proud of the team we have at the Batson Kids Clinic and the efforts that are going into getting this vaccine to our patients." 

Children get a third of the dosage of the vaccine than adults in each of two shots, given 21 days apart. Just like adults, those 5 to 11 years old are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second vaccine dose.   

Dr. Mary Taylor, Suzan B. Thames Chair and professor of pediatrics, said vaccinations are a layer of protection for children as winter months and holidays approach.  

"A child who has been vaccinated has protection from catching COVID-19, spreading it to others and possibly having severe symptoms and complications,” Taylor said. "Because of the risks that COVID-19 and complications such as Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), we think vaccination offers the best protection from serious illness.”  

Earlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Previously, the vaccine was available to ages 12 to 15 through an emergency use authorization approved in May.   

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends vaccinations for children 5 and older, and clinical trials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are underway among children as young as 6 months.   

The vaccine received full approval from the CDC in August for use in those 16 and older.  

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been shown to be nearly 91 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 in children ages 5 to 11, which gives Dr. April Palmer, professor and chief of pediatric infectious diseases, hope.  

"Vaccines are our best option for ending this pandemic," she said. "We encourage parents to protect their children from COVID-19 and also to make sure their children are up to date on vaccinations against flu, measles, whooping cough and other diseases." 

COVID-19's Delta variant caused the number of children hospitalized nationally to increase fivefold, according to the CDC. This summer, Children’s of Mississippi saw a “twin-demic” of RSV, a common respiratory infection, and COVID-19.  

"It is a misconception that children are not affected by COVID-19," Palmer said. "Children can and do have symptoms that are life-threatening. Children are much less likely to have severe COVID-19, but we have had patients with it end up in the ICU and have 'long-COVID' symptoms that can last for months."  

Common side effects of the vaccine include pain at the injection site, fever, chills, headache, fatigue and muscle and joint pain within 24 to 48 hours of vaccination.  

Unvaccinated children visiting family members at risk for COVID-19 complications could transmit the virus during the holidays, Palmer said.   

"A lot of schools are not masking, which makes vaccination the only way left to get protection from COVID while going to school in person," she said.  

Taylor said vaccinations will allow children to attend school and holiday gatherings safely and visit friends and family.  

"We all want to be together with our loved ones and enjoy the holidays without the risk of our children or friends and family contracting COVID-19," she said. "Vaccinating children against COVID-19 is an essential step toward a safer holiday season for everyone."


Anonymous said...

I won't be giving a MRNA vaccine to my children. If the FDA approves Covaxin, maybe. Go trolls.

Anonymous said...

Why not offer the j and j since it’s a typical vaccine versus mRNA shots ?

Anonymous said...

A friend just informed me that YET ANOTHER POSITIVE test in her office by a FULLY VACCINATED person ! And those unvaxxed in her office are the ones having to test every other day ! How some of you can't see Fauci/Gates handy work in full bloom is beyond grasp. Being worried about dying is no longer a damn excuse.......saving your fully vaxxed obese neighbor doesn't wash either ! This is now beyond all of that folks ! We have been attacked.

Anonymous said...

Good grief, these people call themselves Doctors. As has been the trend for the last few decades, medicine has sadly become nothing more than pushing a pharmaceutical produced product into a patient's body.

Anonymous said...

With a survival rate at almost 100% and serious illness at about the same, there is no reason to give my child this vaccine. And for those of you who will complain and say we should do it to protect others, then you go get the vaccine. Isn't that how it works?

Anonymous said...

10:55 - What I don't understand is why you don't go ahead and sign your posts with your name...Chicken Little. Nobody ever told you that being vaccinated carried any sort of guarantee. I got both shots as soon as they came available. Still got Covid two months ago. Still dealing with some of the residuals that may last forever. If I had it to over again, would I get vaccinated? I'm not sure.

The word gamble implies 'to take a risk' as in a 'game of chance' or other endeavor where one or more people 'roll the dice' as it were. What 'doesn't wash' is your hysteria.

A man got killed in a car wreck last week...and the stupid son of a bitch had purchased insurance.

Anonymous said...

No, 11:10, that's not how it works. Older folks, especially teachers, bus drivers, cooks at school, or their elderly relatives, are affected gravely by the virus. Which your unvaccinated kid can produce by the boatload, with impunity. SMH. No vaccine is 100% but herd immunity works, and this age group has not been able to take the vaccine until now, leaving gaps in immunity.

The 1918 flu killed the young, and we mourned nationally. This virus thrives among the young, and kills the sick and the old.

Yet the FreeDumb Brigade celebrates that. Sick. Sad. Stupid.

The Greatest Generation just shakes its head at the Young and the Brainless.

It's not just about you, or your snotnoses. Do something for the greater good. And, possibly, for them or their sick classmates.

Anonymous said...

Giving your perfectly healthy child this will only harm their immunity to other shit. So by doing this they will STAY SICK all winter idiots !! Test positive for Covid 20 times to boot.

Anonymous said...

10:55 am Those of us who are fully vaccinated understand we can still get so mild of a case. We however, won't be hospitalized or die . We also know that not all human immune system responds to any vaccine the same. That's why they are 95%, not 100%.

Just yesterday another friend is mourning because her unvaccinated brother was just like YOU.

And, for those of you who think your children can't get it or die, you need to look up the reported cases already ...not just in the U.S. but worldwide from the Delta variant.

I'm sorry to say that at this point, I frankly may stop wearing a mask because if you don't value your own life, I shouldn't be inconvenienced by you.
I will have one with me in case your children are along. Bless their poor hearts for having parents that don't love them enough to find reliable, credible sources of information. You remind me of the parent whose child died from pneumonia because their cousin said it was" just a cold".

Anonymous said...

If the comments on this thread are any indication of the collective intelligence of this state we are doomed. Selfishness leads to selfish decisions. For everyone under say age 70, getting the shot isn't about you as much as it is about everyone around you, and the same applies to kids. How is that hard to understand?

Anonymous said...

11:21 & 12:02 ......vaccines by definition before the CDC changed it are suppose to PREVENT. You are taking an experimental theraputic that NARY a soul on this planet knows if it will have future issues on immune systems. A preventative from severe illness for those immune compromised. How does that or even should translate to myself ? And why in the hell should I subject my children to it ? Cause you fugging say ? Cause a lifelong guv employee who helped create the virus says so ?

Anonymous said...

Proven beyond doubt that the vaxxed are spreading Covid and the vaxxed simply can't stand the FACT they were duped. Money and power tricked you. Don't be mad at the unvaxxed for your CHICKEN LITTLE moment.

Anonymous said...

What'$ next, infant$, pet$?

Anonymous said...

The Covid narrative has fallen apart. The death rate in 2020 was the same as it has always been. Forcing little kids to wear masks does psychological damage to them. They especially need to see human emotion during their developmental years. The jab causes heart problems in kids.

Are you going to let the same media who told us Iraq had weapons of mass destruction now tell you to inject your kids with their safe and effective “vaccines?” Pfizer is a criminal company. Check into their history. Find out who these media bosses are.

Anonymous said...

11:27 AM
The correct analogy would be he died while wearing a seat belt.

Anonymous said...

Nope - none of you have convinced me to have my child get the vaccine. Am I selfish? If looking after the welfare of my child is selfish then I will own that. You people just like to talk circles. If my child has almost no chance of getting gravely ill or die and the vaccine actually works for those of you getting it then I don't see the problem. Add a mask to this whole equation and you should be double protected. It really is that simple.

To each his (or her, or xe, or xers, or them, or they) own.

Anonymous said...

At least Pfizer was kind enough to add the anti-heart attack drug tromethamine to the kiddos formulation. How kind, sweet and loving.

Anonymous said...

I love reading how some of these people say, “do some research, it’s our best option, look at other countries, etc.”. Well, that’s exactly what most of us have done. We’ve looked at data from countries like Belgium, where they’re 86% vaccinated and Covid is running out of control. Look at at Israel’s “just a few more boosters” data. Read where our own government says these shots don’t prevent infection or spread, just reduce the impact (but only in some cases). Actually read the studies about natural immunity. Y’all are the same idiots that were spewing the same drivel about masks a year ago. And you’re probably the same idiots that try to make it sound like living in Belhaven and The Fondren is awesome, and your chances of being a victim of violent crime isn’t *that* high. Why can’t y’all just admit you’ve made some bad decisions and trusted the wrong people? My kids have had or been exposed this virus and survived, which is a heck of a lot better than forcing them to take booster shots for the rest of their lives for something that only messed up a few days of their life when they had it. If my kids falls out dead on the basketball court I want it to be because it was their time, not due to some heart issues caused by this vaccine. Go do some actual research on how many professional athletes/coaches/officiants have fallen out these past few months across the world. Once you do all this, then come back and argue something original, not just the talking points you’ve been fed.

Anonymous said...

@11:36 am, You are one sick "adult." What kind of adult/human being wants a child to receive a medical intervention that is literally more harmful to them than the disease from which it "protects" others from. Sicko. Aren't adults supposed to protect children? Good grief, turn off MSNBC, put down the New York Times, get out of your media induced Covid echo chamber and face reality. I've talked my parents and grandparents into getting the Vaccines and would have gotten it myself had I not been infected, but I draw the damn line at children.

Anonymous said...

Eh, not worth arguing at this point. But....

Anonymous said...

"What kind of adult/human being wants a child to receive a medical intervention that is literally more harmful to them than the disease from which it "protects" others from." (you should have ended with a question mark, Cletus)

Uhh, someone who gives horse dewormer to them.

Anonymous said...

@12:19, Amen, I know, right! Humanity has always sacrificed the young to save the old huh?

Anonymous said...

Have you read the long term studies on these genetic modification therapies? Don’t feel bad no one has, there aren’t any.
Three companies have been given the power to determine your employment, travel, entertainment, shopping etc. Vaccine mandates and passports does just that. How many “boosters” you willing to do? $cience!

Anonymous said...

6:20, yeah, I'd pretty much say that the vast majority of our 1000000 dead KIAs were young people, in perfect health. They mostly volunteered, to save other Americans or other allies. Back when there actually were patriots, instead of fat old men with toy guns pretending to be patriots, squawking about "mah rights" to infect others.

But in your world, having a kid vaccinated against measles or Covid is "sacrificing" them. Like Le Bron James being "crippled" when someone bumps up against him or says the Anthem, eh?

But, hey, a few more months and we'll be at over 1000000 Covid deaths, mostly needlessly. You'll be proud of that, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

After research from competent doctors has been released - it really takes an idiot to believe anything Fraudci or the CDC says. Watch that idiot box enough and you become one. Have fun with gene therapy and make sure to give it to your kids if you believe Fraudci. Let's experiment on pharmakeia believers! (and they do every day) I know some crazies like this. God save our country.

Calm Down said...

I didn't see a post stating the number of children under 18 who died from covid over the last 2 years. Anyone wanna guess?

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