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Fri Jun 4, 2021, 12:19 PM

CDC director urges parents to vaccinate teens, noting increased hospitalization rates

Source: Washington Post

Citing increased hospitalization rates of teenagers with covid-19 in March and April, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky urged parents to vaccinate their teens to protect them from an illness that can be severe even among young people.

“I am deeply concerned by the numbers of hospitalized adolescents and saddened to see the numbers of adolescents who required treatment in intensive care units or mechanical ventilation,” Walensky said in a statement that was released Friday alongside a new study looking at trends in hospitalization among adolescents with the disease.

“Much of this suffering can be prevented,” Walensky added, urging “parents, relatives and close friends to join me and talk with teens” about the importance of prevention strategies and to encourage vaccination.

The study showed that nearly one-third of those teenagers hospitalized with covid-19 during a surge of cases early this year required intensive care, and 5 percent required mechanical ventilation

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cdc-director-urges-parents-to-vaccinate-teens-noting-increased-hospitalization-rates/ar-AAKHZRb?li=BBnb7Kz

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