US Health Service Urges Corona Vaccination of Teenagers
The US health service CDC strongly advises parents to have their teenagers vaccinated against corona.
The sharp increase in the number of young people who end up in hospital with troubling Covid-19 symptoms has made this necessary, according to the Washington Post.
CDC director Rochelle Walensky says in the newspaper that figures from recent months have made it clear that young people can also become seriously ill from the coronavirus. “I am deeply concerned by the numbers of adolescents requiring hospitalization and saddened to see the many of them on a ventilator or requiring treatment in intensive care.”
Walensky emphasizes that much suffering can be prevented by vaccination. “That’s why I’m calling on fathers, mothers, relatives and close friends to join me and start talking to those teens about the importance of prevention and encouraging them to get a shot.”
The study, published Friday, shows that a third of teenagers who were taken to hospital during the rise in youth infections in March and April ended up in ICUs. Five percent needed artificial respiration.