As nation prepares for COVID vaccine for kids ages 5-11, St. Jude set to release coloring book helping parents prepare children for the shot
Ahead of the recent prediction by President’s Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci that approval of a COVID vaccine for kids ages 5-11 will likely be “within the first week or two of November,” St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – the nation’s premiere pediatric cancer hospital with decades of world-class experience in the treatment of children – has released a new coloring book teaching kids about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee voted to recommend the Pfizer and BioNTech's lower-dose pediatric coronavirus vaccine to be administered to 5-to-11-year-olds for emergency use. The recommendation will now go before the full FDA, before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is scheduled to review the recommendation and vote on the Covid vaccine next week.
Ahead of the official launch of A St. Jude Coloring Book: COVID-19 Vaccine the hospital is making their infectious disease doctors and child psychologists who jointly developed the new tool for parents available for interviews.
The new coloring book answers questions children have about COVID-19 vaccines in words they can understand. The book also employs gamification practices to relay difficult information in an easy-to-understand format, with instructions such as “trace the path and help the antibody reach the virus.”