Do kids under 16 have to remain masked?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers your COVID-19 questions.
1:35 | 05/10/21

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Question, here we go, how long should I wait after my covid-19 vaccine to receive other vaccinations? Well, the general recommendations from the CDC is if you are getting other immunizations, to wait up to 14 days. But remember, these covid vaccines are not live virus. So this is not something that generally presents a problem. But again, if it is the second dose, we can expect those side effects, routine, normal, run of the mill side effects, you might want to space it out a little, but again, we have to emphasize, it's not just about vaccination for covid-19, routine immunizations, everyone should have this on their radar, age-based, see what you're due to get, and try to get it. It's so important. Next question, how do the new CDC mask guidelines affect kids under 16 who are ineligible for the vaccine? Do they have to remain masked? We're awaiting any day fda emergency use authorization for the pfizer vaccine for kids 12 to 15 so they can be signing up, we heard the CDC director Rochelle walensky say, hopefully in time for the summer vacation, summer school, summer camps, but at this time, if you're under age 16 and you're unvaccinated, you're going to have to stay masked, especially in indoor environments, which is the case for everybody, and certain crowded outdoor environments. I was walking with my my 15-year-old and she has a mask on and I was thinking, I don't have to. Some incentive there. So she'll be the first in line when they open that up. You can submit your questions to

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