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US CDC urges parents to give children booster shots

Children aged 5-11 in the US will soon receive Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine – Photo: BCC

Currently, the number of COVID-19 cases in the US has surpassed 83 million. The country’s health authorities predict that the number of hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19 will increase in the coming weeks.

Accordingly, the US CDC recommended the Pfizer injection for children aged 5 to 11 years after the advisory council concluded, after a meeting on Thursday and confirmed that this is a safe vaccine, the injection of the nose Strengthening will better protect children against the trend of infections that have not yet decreased.

In the US, vaccination rates for children aged 5 to 11 are lower than other groups, estimated at 30%. CDC data shows that unvaccinated children in this age group are twice as likely to be hospitalized as children who have received two shots.

Since the outbreak, 4.8 million children aged 5 to 11 have been infected with COVID-19, 15,000 have been hospitalized, many of them have died. CDC hopes increasing vaccination rates and booster shots is the best way to protect children.

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