COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — A new report out from Pfizer and BioNTech reveals their vaccine is 100% successful against the virus in young children ages 12 to 15.
Pfizer strategies to post the details to the Fda in the coming months to amend the crisis use so young children in that age array can also get vaccinated.
KRDO Newschannel 13 crunched the numbers to see how the virus has impacted persons in the youngest age group outlined on El Paso County’s COVID-19 dashboard.
In accordance to El Paso County General public Well being, about 15% of good COVID-19 examination results in the county arrive from newborns to age 19. Nevertheless, the recorded hospitalizations and fatalities for the similar age group are much decrease than that.
Two COVID-19 deaths were being reported among the people youthful than 20 in El Paso County to date. Deaths amid young individuals account for about .25% of fatalities in the county. In the identical age group, El Paso County Community Well being experiences 91 hospitalizations or about 3% of hospitalizations across all age groups.
It’s studies like that offering Donna Killian pause for her 15-year-aged.
“I just really feel like the younger young children are not at hazard of dying, so I just imagine they should hold out,” claimed Killian.
On the other hand, Elise Cutler-Dysart’s 12-12 months-outdated son will get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 as before long as achievable.
“He’s 12 and he asks every single working day. ‘When will I get a vaccine?’ Because everybody else in the household has been able to get vaccinated,” claimed Cutler-Dysart. “And he wants to go back to university and he wants to do summer time camp.”
After a health scare with a further kid, no statistics showing the virus is less sever among young children could change their minds.
“She’s a leukemia survivor,” explained Cutler-Dysart about her daughter. “So when people today say it is seriously rare…we have been a single of the 1 in million family members. It ruined our lives for four yrs and she practically misplaced hers as an toddler. So we never take chances.”
Health experts warn whilst children are a lot less most likely to die of COVID-19, it’s still feasible for them to get ill and spread the virus to other, far more susceptible populations.