In the past weeks, reports have emerged indicating that some parents have been lying about the age of their children in order to get them vaccinated against COVID-19 before the new school year starts. Children under the age of 12 are currently not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While studies assessing the vaccines in 5-to-11 year-olds are underway, an emergency use authorization for this age group may not come until later this year, or perhaps even next year. Experts who spoke to Newsweek urged any parents thinking about lying to health authorities to avoid doing so because of the potential risks involved. To read the full story.
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