With the vaccination of adults, the proportion of infected children and young people is increasing
Washington, May 12 (EFE). Coronavirus disease In children and adolescents exceed In April, those over 65 United States, Said Wednesday Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Sara Oliver.
Oliver explained at a meeting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP), which is composed of 15 independent experts, that in all cases registered in the United States between March 1 and April 30 , 9% of children are 0-11 years old, this proportion is the same as that of adolescents between 12 and 17 years old, and 8% of children over 65 years old.
This Adult infection Cases between the ages of 18 and 49 accounted for 56% of all cases, while those between the ages of 50 and 64 accounted for 18%.
Oliver said: “In April, 9% of the cases (minors) were between 12 and 17 years old. Compared with adults over 65, the proportion of cases was higher.” He was diagnosed and notified the authorities. The number of cases is lower than the actual number.
According to CDC calculations, 22 million reductionBetween the ages of 5 and 17 who were infected with COVID during the study period, namely 19% of all infections.
Oliver remembers the early days of the pandemic Infection in the elderly Accounted for most of the cases, but over time vaccination The proportion of infected children and adolescents is increasing.
Experts also warned that they found more minors Be hospitalized with Coronavirus disease More serious than flu.
This Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization on Monday, Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine Suitable for teenagers over 12 years old.
ACIP reviewed the data this Wednesday serum Vote for minors in this age group, and then recommend or not recommend.
The advisory committee is expected to vote in favor of the proposal, which must later be signed by Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CDC’s actions will mean that they will be able to Dosage To those young people in any authorized place.
Some states, for example Delaware and Arkansas in Georgea, they have opened the possibility of vaccination on Tuesday Adolescents between 12 and 15 years old, But other states are waiting for CDC’s recommendations.
Some insurances do not cover vaccinations at those ages without CDC approval. EFE
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