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COVID-19 Vaccination and Children: A Way To Prevent Serious Illness

BY CARRIE MACMILLAN January 13, 2022

What parents need to know about the benefits of vaccination amid a surge in pediatric hospitalizations.

Overview

COVID-19 is sending an unprecedented number of children to hospitals, and the overwhelming majority of pediatric patients are unvaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccination does not guarantee that your child won’t get COVID-19, but it does reduce their risk of serious life-threatening complications from the disease. The vaccine has been proven to be safe and effective in children ages 5 and up.

This video, aimed at young children, was created by Yale School of Medicine PhD student Clara Liao; it highlights the importance of vaccination in children.