How should parents protect their children who aren’t vaccinated against Covid-19? Elizabeth Tracey reports
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Children under twelve remain at risk for Covid infection, and even older children who can’t receive the vaccine or are immunocompromised are also at risk. Anna Durbin, an infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins, says there are steps parents can take to protect their children.
Durbin: The family is the wall surrounding the children. So you want to make sure of course that you’re vaccinated, people they come in contact with are vaccinated. It’s really really difficult if you’re going to public spaces and you don’t know who’s vaccinated and who’s not vaccinated. I am cautiously optimistic, as kids under 12 get vaccinated, and we have vaccine mandates roll out that we are going to see decreases. And I think delta is slowing, I think that we’re starting to see that it’s peaked. It’s waning, but we still have I think probably six to eight weeks before we might feel safer. :33
Durbin counsels patience as vaccines for younger children are evaluated. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.