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Published: June 26, 2021

As Parents Forbid Covid Shots, Defiant Teenagers Seek Ways to Get Them

Dr. Jay W. Lee was featured in the New York Times article “As Parents Forbid Covid Shots, Defiant Teenagers Seek Ways to Get Them”.

Pediatricians say that even parents who have themselves been vaccinated are wary for their children. Dr. Jay Lee, a family physician and chief medical officer of Share Our Selves, a community health network in Orange County, Calif., said parents say they would rather risk their child having Covid than get the new vaccine.

“I will validate their concerns,” Dr. Lee said, “but I point out that waiting to see if your child gets sick is not a good strategy. And that no, Covid is not just like the flu.”

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