Can you travel with kids if you’re fully vaccinated?


NEW YORK – AUGUST 24 : A Boeing 757-2Q8 operated by Delta Airlines takes off from JFK Airport on August 24, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

(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,” shares Donna Hallas, director of the pediatric nurse practitioner program at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

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

The director goes on to say that, if you are planning on traveling, all children over the age of 3 must wear masks when in public.

As of April 17, it remains unknown when the vaccine will become available to children.

Younger children will likely have to wait longer.

According to Dr. Anthony Fauci in March, children will likely begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines later in the fall. He predicts that those under the age of 12 may start receiving the COVID-19 vaccine “in the first part of the first quarter of 2022.”

When speaking to the Wall Street Journal, the nation’s top infectious disease expert said similar thoughts.

“We will get children of high school age — 12 to 17 — to get vaccinated by the fall.”

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