The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walensky, is constantly urging the American parents to get their kids vaccinated. On the other hand, the Covid-19 infection in the USA is yet prevailing amongst the teens. Thus, the hospitalizations among young coronavirus patients is increasing day by day.
Only around 24 percent of the kids who age between 12 to 17 have received the solo dose of the vaccine. As per the details of the covid-19, earlier most were eligible for the vaccine. Thus, about one-third of teens who were admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 wound up in the intensive care unit. However, just the 5 percent of those cases were put on respirators. Notably, none of the covid-19 patients died.
CDC Director Rochelle Walenksy said she is “deeply concerned by the numbers of hospitalized adolescents.” She further said, “Much of this suffering can be prevented,” she said, touting the vaccine and other safety precautions. In May, the Food & Drug Administration provided its authorization to the Pfizer vaccine in kids, in case of any emergency. Thus, the Pfizer vaccine was authorized for the kids ages 12 to 15. Also, the Company Moderna has said that its vaccine is completely safe and secure for kids as young as 12. Thus, the company is planning to seek its vaccine approval for use in teens early this month.
Dr. Paul Offit, of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, says, “The U.S. has to do better in vaccinating children. But one big obstacle is convincing some parents the vaccine is safe long-term, especially for girls amid misinformation that it could affect fertility.” Further, Dr. Paul states, “For example, the notion that vaccines cause infertility, there are many women of childbearing age who are saying, ‘Look, not this vaccine is not for me. I don’t want it to affect my ability to have babies.’ It’s a false notion. Once you’ve raised that question, once you’ve scared people, it’s hard to un-scare them.”