Is COVID *really* mild for kids? 🤔
Most kids are less likely to become severely ill with COVID-19 than adults. But this is not true for all kids.
As of July 8th, kids represent around 11% of all COVID cases in Canada:
- 1 out of 100 cases will require hospitalization
- 1 out of 10 hospitalizations will end up in the ICU
There is also the risk of developing serious conditions such as Long COVID and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).
So remember, the risk to kids is not zero.
We are eagerly anticipating Health Canada’s decision about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids #Under5. A decision is expected to be made mid-July!
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Is COVID *really* mild for kids? 🤔— ScienceUpFirst | LaScienced'Abord (@ScienceUpFirst) July 13, 2022
Most kids are less likely to become severely ill with COVID-19 than adults. But this is not true for all kids.@uOttawa @cheohospital @ImmunizedotCa
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