For many kids, spring is an exciting time. It means outdoor sports, hanging out with friends and looking forward to summer activities. In recent months, schools, camps and pools were closed. Many children remained at home — some indoors — for months.
- We know that children can develop COVID-19. In fact, nearly 4 million children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the U.S. Of these,15,000 children were hospitalized and nearly 300 died.
- Although most cases of COVID-19 in children are mild, some children develop a rare and dangerous condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) that can require hospitalization and intensive care.
- 1 in 4 Americans are children. Vaccinating children is vital to achieving herd immunity. By expanding eligibility to 12-15 year-olds, the pool of people eligible for the vaccine is 87% of the U.S. population.
Find a vaccine provider in Ashtabula County by visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov.