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The US shouldn’t prioritize vaccinating teens over donating shots abroad if it wants to get back to normal, experts say

Insider, May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

The US shouldn’t prioritize vaccinating teens over donating shots abroad if it wants to get back to normal, experts say

Dr. Erlinda Ulloa, a pediatrician studying the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in kids at the University of California, Irvine told Insider that fair vaccine distribution and immunizing teens in the US were separate issues. Ulloa said that 12 to 15 year-olds should get vaccines if and when it’s recommended. “It’s remarkably safe and effective in this age group,” she said. But from an ethical perspective, if there’s opportunity to support vaccination efforts abroad then the US should do it, Ulloa [assistant professor, school of medicine] said.