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We've all seen the age requirement to get the precious COVID-19 vaccine drop steadily since they were approved for emergency use back in December of last year.  To me, that signifies two key things: First, we have been faithfully getting the shot(s) in hopes that we could emerge from this worldwide, public health and economy-destroying pandemic. Secondly, we would eventually (in theory) get to school age children and possibly lower.

It's that second part that has me, as a parent, the most concerned.  I got the vaccine, so I obviously believe that this is the best path to keeping our state, nation, and planet healthy.  Naturally, I want that same protection for my kids.  Most states have now dropped the age requirement to 16 years-old.  My kids are 12 and 3, so we're not quite there yet - but we're getting close for my oldest.

Since keeping kids safe from infection is so tricky in the school environment as they are considered "super-spreaders," school administrators in Caddo Parish have decided to fix this problem by offering the vaccine in the one place they know for sure kids can get it - in the schools themselves.

According to KSLA, officials from the Caddo Parish School District kicked off their effort today by hosting a crew from LSU Health Shreveport at C.E. Byrd High School.  The healthcare professionals were administering the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (the only one approved for emergency use for kids this age) on a completely optional basis.  That means that students with their parents or guardians permission (which staffers verify by phone) can now get the shot at school.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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