Long Island parents had mixed reactions Tuesday to the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a COVID-19 booster shot for kids.

US authorizes COVID vaccine booster shot for kids ages 5 to 11

The FDA cleared the booster for children ages 5 to 11, garnering relief from a Plainview parent.

“I feel very fortunate that we live in a society that extends services like that to young children, because they need to be protected from illnesses the same way they were protected from polio and other illnesses that we all had to get immunized against.”

“It is important to take these measures because we are at risk.”

Others like Levittown parent has still had not gotten her daughter vaccinated against COVID.

“I am just not comfortable with her being vaccinated yet”. The COVID vaccine is still not available to children under the age of 5.