Should my child be vaccinated? Yes, according to the CDC. While COVID-19 has been the most dangerous for older adults, younger people, including children, can also get very sick.
Hospitalizations surged during the omicron wave. Since the start of the pandemic, about 480 children under age 5 are counted among the nation’s more than 1 million COVID-19 deaths, according to federal data. “It is worth vaccinating even though the number of deaths are relatively rare, because these deaths are preventable through vaccination," said Dr.
Matthew Daley, a Kaiser Permanente Colorado researcher who sits on the CDC’s advisory committee. In a statement Saturday, President Joe Biden urged parents to get them for their young children as soon as possible.