Tag: Kids

US COVID: Hospitalisations of kids too young for vaccines soar

A baby in the time of Omicron.

Washington: Hospitalisations of US children under five with COVID-19 soared in recent weeks to their highest level since the pandemic began, according to government data released Friday on the only age group not yet eligible for the vaccine. The worrisome trend in children too young to be vaccinated underscores the need for older kids and adults to get their shots to help protect those around them, said Dr Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Under-12s are increasingly catching COVID-19. How sick are they getting and when will we be able to vaccinate them?

Morrison leadership for what it is is reactionary never proactive leaving the kids at risk

We’re expecting advice from ATAGI as to whether the rollout should be extended to all 12 to 15-year-olds, as countries like the United States and Canada have done. But where does that leave children under 12? We know they’re making up a large proportion of new infections in Australia’s current outbreaks, which was not the case last year.

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