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Bivalent reinforcements against COVID-19 for children are authorized

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The Food and Drug Administration ?FDA, for its acronym in English? authorized the use of bivalent boosters of the COVID-19 vaccine for children under five years of age.

Moderna's bivalent COVID-19 vaccine and Pfizer-BioNTech's have been authorized for use as a booster in children up to five years of age.

Additionally, this booster is capable of protecting against the Omicron variants and their BA.4 and BA.5 lineages.

"The vaccine? bivalent is against SARS-CoV-2 and the Omicron variant. It's to protect against both because the first was losing its effectiveness," said Kawika Liu, chief medical officer at Imperial Health Plan, during an information session held by UCLA Health.

And it is that bivalent reinforcements are designed not only to protect against the SARS-CoV-2 virus but also against its variants, which is why experts recommend receiving it.

"Finish the primary series and then receive the reinforcements," the specialist recommended.

He also clarified that the symptoms that appear after receiving the boosters are a response from the immune system that is producing antibodies against the virus and that, although there is always concern about new variants, the vaccines provide protection.

It should be noted that vaccines have made it possible to reduce hospitalization and immortality rates since their approval.

Kawika Liu also recommended the use of masks indoors and avoid going out if you have symptoms of the disease.

"The pandemic is not over and there are still people dying from the virus," he said.

In Los Angeles County, more than 20 libraries will provide flu and COVID-19 vaccines.

To learn more about the vaccine and schedule an appointment to receive it visit https://myturn.ca.gov/.

You may be interested in: Only 6% of the San Mateo County population has obtained updated COVID-19 reinforcement.

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