Travel advice for those who are vaccinated but your children are not

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(NEXSTAR) – With summer travel plans heating up as the country continues to see vaccination numbers rise, many are eager to hit the road.

But what do you do if you’re fully vaccinated and your children are not?

“For anyone unvaccinated, the CDC is not recommending traveling,” Donna Hallas, director of the pediatric nurse practitioner program at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, said.

Hallas said car trips or vacations to outdoorsy places where you can limit contact to others is probably O.K.

But all children over age 3 must wear masks when in public, Hallas said. It’s not yet known when the vaccine will become available to children.

Dr. Anthony Fauci said in March that children will likely begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines in the fall.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, the nation’s top infectious disease expert said, “We will get children — 12 to 17 — to get vaccinated by the fall.”

Younger children will likely have to wait longer. Fauci predicted that those under the age of 12 may start receiving the COVID-19 vaccine “in the first part of the first quarter of 2022.”

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