That’s right. A lot of parents want to know how the dosage works and whether or not, if their kid is at the cusp, let’s say 11, 11-and-a-half years old, whether or not they should just wait for their child to get the full vaccine dose.
And I got some help from Dr. Payal Patel, an infectious diseases physician, to understand a little bit more how that works and give parents the right answer. Let’s hear what she has to say.
Dr. Payal Patel, Infectious Diseases Physician, University of Michigan: The reason that the doses come out the way that they do for the younger population is that they are getting as much medicine as you truly need, which is actually less than the adult dose, but is still just as effective.
So, the earlier the better. Don’t wait. All the research has been done to give the right dose to the right age groups.