New to Bounty?
Australian children aged 5-11 are eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine from this week, from January 10, 2022.
As we all make moves to get them booked in for the best protection before a return to schooling for the year, the Curtis family was quick to get the jump on proceedings! PR maven, Roxy Jacenko’s daughter 10yo Pixie, and son 7yo Hunter, had their first Covid vaccinations on the very first day.
First jab: done!
41yo Roxy took to Instgram, sharing a snap of the freshly vaxed duo flexing their bandaids, captioning it: “There is so much conversation around adult vaccination and yet nothing targeting/informing kids – which to me – in the comms space, is crazy.”
The Sweaty Betty PR founder went on to say: “We have the opportunity to directly communicate about the vaccine between YouTube programs etc something that in my time as a kid wasn’t even accessible … Today on Day 1 of kids (5-12) being able to commence the two stage vaccination process @pixiecurtis and @huntercurtis14 went – it was NOT easy to get Hunter there at all in fact I didn’t even tell him because I knew what would unfold was hysteria.
“Pixie was nervous but much more understanding that it was for her safety and those older people around her and throw in a you cannot travel and she was all systems go. Going to share the video of Pix and Hunty so if like us, you guys have kids who are unsettled when it comes to needles this may help calm the nerves and give them a little comfort knowing their fav pop-it girl did it too!”
10yo Pixie, who owns two companies and is on track to become a multi-millionaire, shared a video of the procedure (see above) on her own socials to help show kids just how quick and easy it is.
“This is me today. 5.30pm getting my first #covid_19 vaccination with my little brother @huntercurtis14,” wrote the young entrepreneur.
“I am 10 and today on #australia it was the first day kids 5-12 could be immunised. So I wanted to share this video with you guys incase you are feeling nervous or uneasy about getting your vaccine and show you that I did it and it was totally fine and over in a second! ❤️”
Luna Legend is double vaxxed!
Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram to share a sweet snap of 4.5yo Luna enjoying an ice cream post-jab.
“Second shot queeeeen! go big girl go big girl go!” wrote the proud mum.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s daughters get protected
Sharing a snap before the US September return to school, Jennifer Garner took to social media to share a heartfelt message and letting her followers know that two of her children, daughters 15yo Violet, and 12yo Seraphina, are vaccinated and the third and youngest child will soon join his sisters.
“The school year starts in dribs and drabs, but today’s the real deal for my family—we are back. 3/3 masked, 2/3 vaxxed (soon, please, 11 and under), every one eager, tentative, bold, vulnerable and—as far as I can tell—smiling under the 3-ply,” wrote the 49yo.
“Thank you teachers, thank you administrators, thank you school staff—for being on the receiving end of a year and a half of feelings (kids’ and parents’)—big and loud, quiet and deep. Thank you science for getting us this far and this much closer to health and freedom.
“Thank you for moms in your corner and gallows humor and the sun that rises, no matter what. And please, God, hold us in the palm of your hands.”
Mila and Ashton are all for the vax
As US allowed children 12 and over to get vaccinated in September, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher shared their hope that their children 6yo Wyatt Isabelle, and son 4yo Dimitri Portwood, would have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine soon.
“That’s what we were talking about. Yeah, it is [weird], because every day you’re like, ‘I hear it’s going to be approved by X date,’ and then it gets pushed and it gets pushed, and you hope that it’s getting pushed for the right reasons and not just because someone wants to put their name on it,” Mila told People.
Ashton added, “And who wants to be the parents that give their kid COVID and then gets their kid’s school shut down and keeps kids from being educated because they didn’t get vaccinated because the kid couldn’t get vaccinated.”
Almost 80 percent of Australian 12 to 15 year olds have had one dose of COVID vaccine and about 73 percent have had two doses. So if vaccine uptake in this age group is an accurate guide of parents’ views, we are likely to see similar high uptake in children aged 5-11.
Over 7 million children aged 5-11 in the US have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and over 4 million have had two doses.