LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – The FDA authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in kids 5 through 11 in Oct., but the science constantly evolving it’s hard to find trustworthy information.

Experts are seeing parents turn to other parents for COVID-19 vaccine information, which isn’t always the most accurate information.

Researchers have found is that a person’s level of trust affects the likelihood that a person’s beliefs about the COVID-19 vaccine will change. They also found low levels of trust in medical experts coincide with believing vaccine misinformation.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department wants to assure the community its information is always honest and accurate regarding the novel coronavirus. However, Christina King, Communications Generalist for Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, recommends parents do research and find other resources before making any decisions. However, King said social media is not always a reliable source.

King explains social media is vast and filled with misinformation.

“There are trolls everywhere and we battle with those trolls every day,” said King.

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department strives to correct any false information about COVID on the internet and replace it with information the community needs to make an educated decision.

As for building trust between the parent and the government department, King said the department’s only goal is to take care of the community.

She adds, “I am not going to give my child any vaccine or medication that I don’t feel is safe for them. I am going to do my due diligence and my research. Then, as a professional, it’s my job to share that with others”

King suggests parents visit the CDC’s website and the health department’s website, or they should reach out to a primary care physician or the COVID hotline.