With vaccines now avaliable to protect against COVID-19 researchers have made a big step towards slowing down the virus that causes this deadly disease.
Dr. Simon says there are a lot of different ethical concerns as to why the covid-19 vaccine took a while to be tested on children
"The fact that adults were studied first is standard operating procedure essentially then once you've established safety in adults then you can begin trials in children"
Researchers say transmission of diseases is more prevalent in kids than adults Dr. Simon says there are a few reasons why this is the case.
Simon says "and so the weaker immune system less social hygiene protocols just as a kid versus an adult and then third kids are just much more often in close quarters with each other than adults are"
There are a lot of people who question whether the vaccine is safe and Dr. Simon says the answer is yes.
"The covid vaccines have been exhaustively studied and the complications rates in them are astronomically low it is very safe there also very effective"
Before Covid-19 vaccines become avaliable for younger teen and children clinical trials have to be completed to ensure they are safe and effective.