Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that kids should be able to do trick-or-treating safely because they’re outside this Halloween.
“You can get out there — you’re out there for the most part, at least when my kids were trick-or-treating,” said the White House chief medical adviser on CNN’s “State of the Union.” And enjoy it.” “
“I mean, it’s a time that kids love. It’s a very important part of the year for kids. I know my kids enjoy it,” Fauci said.
He said the activity is particularly safe for children 12 years of age and older who are eligible for the vaccine and have received it.
“If You Haven’t Been Vaccinated, Think Again What You Would Add [with immunization]: Extra protection for yourself and your children and your family and your community. So this is a good time to think about why it is important to get vaccinated,” he said.
“But go out there and enjoy Halloween as well as the other holidays that come,” he said.
Dr. Rochelle Valensky, head of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has also supported the holiday tradition.
“I don’t necessarily go to a crowded Halloween party, but I do think we should let our kids squabble in small groups,” Valensky said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” last month.
Last year, Valensky’s agency and Fauci advised children not to go door to door for vacation.