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New data from the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that September was the worst month for child COVID-19 infections.


The peak came during the week ending 2 September when Nearly 252,000 children with COVID-19 infection were added. According to the chart, more than 6 million children have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began in March 2020. According to a chart, September 2021 saw the biggest wave of COVID-19 infections among children.

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AAP also said that the total COVID-19 infection rate is 8,035 cases per 100,000 children in the population.

The academy said there are fewer hospitalizations and children with COVID-19. In the reporting states, 0.00% -0.03% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in death and in the 24 reporting states, children accounted for 1.6% -4.2% of their total cumulative hospitalizations and 0.1% -2.0% of all their child COVID-19 cases. were in between. According to AAP, -19 cases had to be hospitalised.

US health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for young children, inviting state officials to order doses before shots are authorized.

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is currently being offered to people under the age of 12 in the US. Over the next three weeks, federal officials plan to make the smaller-dose version available to the nation’s 28 million children between the ages of 5 and 11. is to be discussed.

The disease has been most dangerous for older adults, who have higher rates of death and hospitalization than children. But some children are at risk of serious illness, and according to the AAP, more than 540 American children have died from COVID-19.

Equally important, health officials believe that vaccinating children will reduce the spread of the virus to vulnerable adults.

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech are at the forefront of research into the use of their vaccine in young children. They say a two-dose vaccine series — one-third as potent as the version given to people over the age of 12 — is safe and effective in children ages 5 to 11.

An independent expert panel advising the Food and Drug Administration is scheduled to publicly debate the evidence at a meeting in late October. If the FDA authorizes child-sized doses, a separate expert panel advising the CDC will take up the matter in early November, and then offer a recommendation to the CDC.

Dr Marcus Plescia, chief medical officer for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, said it was not yet clear how many people would receive the shot for their young children.

The new CDC guidance calls for shots at pediatricians’ and family-practice doctors’ offices, and in pharmacies, rural health clinics, and federally-qualified health centers.

The CDC discussed the option of vaccination clinics in schools, but stopped supporting it as the primary way to vaccinate children. School clinics are logistically appealing, but many parents may not be comfortable with the idea, Plesia said.

This story was reported from Los Angeles.