Vaccinating children could be key to stifling Covid, say experts

Posted by on February 22, 2021 6:55 am
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Scientists say there is significant risk of resurgence until all age groups are immunised

Vaccinating children and teens could be key to stifling the pandemic, experts have said, as clinical trials begin to test Covid-19 vaccines in young people.

While Covid-19 is associated with a considerably lower burden of morbidity and mortality in young people, and there is evidence that children may be less likely to acquire the infection, the role of children in transmission is unclear, according to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

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