Orange County’s COVID-19 weekly averages increase

Dr. Dan Cooper, a pediatrician with UC Irvine’s Institute for Immunology, said he is advising parents to get their 5- to 11-year-old children vaccinated now that the Centers for Disease Control has approved the Pfizer vaccine in that age group. However, he is careful to tell reluctant parents to at least think about it. He does not favor mandates.