The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on September 12 that the next round covid vaccinations should be given to everyone six months and older. The shots were expected to be available within days in pharmacies and doctor’s offices across the country, the CDC said.
It’s still hard to find the pediatric versions of these new covid vaccines for children aged 6 months to 11 year olds, even after more than a week. A confluence of problems — from technicalities about who can give shots to small kids to the lack of accurate information online on where the kid-sized doses can be found — are still preventing parents from making sure their children are protected.
“Nobody has accurate information on where doses actually exist. It’s just an absolute logistical mess trying to find information and it was driving me insane,” said Anne Hamilton, a Los Angeles resident, who searched for weeks to find a pediatric dose for her 4-year-old son, Jimmy.
Hamilton checked first with her son’s health system. The website only offered adult vaccination appointments.
On the website, “the popup says ‘new vaccines are expected in late September, try again later.’ Well, that’s a frustrating message to read when it’s October and…