COVID-19 upturned my family life but vaccines for kids offer us a pinch of hope – CBC

Hearing my children ask “why do people not care about the kids?” has broken me

Nov 26, 2021

The excitement of a kids’ vaccine for COVID-19 has made it feel like Christmas has come early in my home.

Hope for a better future has become a reality this week with Canada approving vaccinations for children ages five to 11.

The relief I felt getting my second shot is nowhere near the relief I feel for my three medically complex children about to get their vaccinations. Now, there’s no more explaining why they need to wait to help put an end to COVID-19. No more anticipating the approval. Our hope is renewed.

Being a mom of three children during a pandemic comes with challenges. Being a mom of three medically complex children during a pandemic — well, let’s just say it’s exhausting and profoundly overwhelming.

As mothers, we try to protect our children from the day they are born. We allow them to take steps and we encourage them to grow, to thrive, to live life. We would do anything to keep them safe.

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