Sumary of If More Adults Don’t Get Vaccinated, More Kids Will Develop COVID-19:
- Share on PinterestThough the percentage of young children who develop severe illness from COVID-19 is relatively small compared to adults, the actual number of kids affected is rising as the delta variant spreads among adults.
- Tang Ming Tung / Getty ImagesVaccinations among all eligible age groups are slowing, even while the number of cases is increasing.
- Children can potentially experience severe health outcomes, including death, from COVID-19.Coronavirus variants, which may potentially be more dangerous, are a special concern for unvaccinated children.
- Getting more adults and teens vaccinated helps protect unvaccinated children and other vulnerable groups.
- Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 vaccines in December 2020, the United States has been working to get enough people vaccinated that it will reach herd immunity: the point when a large percentage of the population becomes immune to a disease.
- In addition, 48.8 percent of the total U.S. population is fully vaccinated.
- “This will likely trigger an increase in cases among younger children in the near future.
- ”With rising cases among children, we’re also likely to see increasing cases of severe COVID-19 complications.