Rewards outweigh risks for COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11 – The Oakland Press – Community News
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Rewards outweigh risks for COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11 – The Oakland Press

While the COVID-19 vaccine differs from other vaccines in many ways, patients and parents of younger patients still need to compare the risks and benefits.

“It is true that in general, children are at a lower risk of severe COVID disease, hospitalization and death compared to adults. However, their risk is certainly not zero,” said Dr. Elizabeth Lloyd, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician, University of Michigan CS Mott Children’s Hospital.