The SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant (B.1.1.529) was first identified in Botswana and South Africa and was recently declared a variant of concern.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple yes or no answer to whether you should be traveling with unvaccinated kids during this holiday season.
As new parents, you get to decide if unvaccinated family members can visit your newborn and what precautions they should take.
In clinical trials, the COVID‑19 vaccine was found to be safe, well-tolerated and produced a strong antibody response in children.
If your child is asymptomatic or has or very mild symptoms, we recommend getting a COVID test at a community-based site rather than a pediatricians’ office or a hospital.