Children need the protection offered by vaccination. More than 6 million children in the United States have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus since the beginning of the pandemic. Some have become severely ill and even died from complications of COVID-19.
In addition to its direct effects on their health, the pandemic has disrupted children’s education, friendships and relationships with extended family. Vaccines will make it safer for kids to take part in many activities that are important to their well-being and growth, including attending school and spending time with loved ones.
Children are a large segment of the population. Vaccinating them will help control the virus and help prevent the development of new viral variants.