Opinion: Vaccinating children against COVID will help them get back to normal

By , Guest Columnist Updated: June 09, 2021 8:39 PM CT | Published: June 09, 2021 4:00 AM CT
James R. Downing
Guest Columnist

James R. Downing

Dr. James R. Downing is president and CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He leads an $11.5 billion commitment to accelerate progress in the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases by expanding St. Jude clinical care and scientific programs in Memphis and around the globe.

Michael Wiggins
Guest Columnist

Michael Wiggins

Michael Wiggins has been president of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital since 2019. Le Bonheur has been recognized among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report for 10 consecutive years.

Steve Schwab
Guest Columnist

Steve Schwab

Steve Schwab has been chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center since 2010. During his tenure as chancellor, he is credited with creating an integrated statewide UTHSC organization of four campuses in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville with shared educational, clinical and research activities.

Hundreds of millions of people in the U.S. have been vaccinated. The side effects have been minimal, and the benefits have been dramatic. Vaccinating children will help protect them from infection and reduce chances for spreading the virus.

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COVID-19 vaccines

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