COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens | Evernorth

Clinically Speaking with Dr. Wig: Vaccinating Our Children

Now that kids ages 12 and up can get a COVID-19 vaccine, it’s critical to increase the percentage of the population that is vaccinated to keep variants in check.

We’re still learning about how COVID-19 affects adolescents and children. While they are less likely than adults to transmit the virus, they can also experience COVID-19 differently than adults, which is why it’s important to vaccinate kids ages 12 and up.

To date, these vaccines continue to be considered safe and we have not seen evidence of serious, life-threatening side effects in clinical studies or in the real world.

As the Delta variant now accounts for an estimated 10% of new infections in the U.S., increasing the percentage of the population that is vaccinated in order to prevent spread and the potential of new variants is critical.

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