Omicron More Severe for Unvaccinated Children

NY Times: Omicron Was More Severe for Unvaccinated Children in 5-to-11 Age Group, Study Shows

  • “The C.D.C. study covered the period from mid-December to late February, during which about 400 children were hospitalized with Covid at the select hospitals participating in the study.”
  • “Among the children who tested positive for the virus before or during their hospitalization, three-quarters of them were admitted primarily for Covid, rather than other illnesses, the C.D.C. said.”

CDC MMWR (4/19/22): Hospitalizations of Children Aged 5–11 Years with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 — COVID-NET, 14 States, March 2020–February 2022

Related blog post: COVID-19 Hospitalization Data from CDC on UnVax, Vax, and Vax + Boosted

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