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Want to make sure your child is fully vaccinated for the holidays? Here is what to know.

The Washington Post, Nov. 4, 2021

November 4, 2021

Want to make sure your child is fully vaccinated for the holidays? Here is what to know.

Still, health experts stressed the most important thing is to get vaccinated as soon as possible — partial vaccination still offers some protection. “The approval is really timely,” said Chulie Ulloa, a pediatric infectious-disease specialist [and assistant professor] at University of California at Irvine, adding that she anticipates “a lot more holiday travel and fewer mask-wearing. And people who are unvaccinated are certainly going to be the most vulnerable to infection. … “I anticipate children, even after one dose, will have a pretty strong protection, but you will need that second dose to get you closer to 100 percent,” she said.