November 29, 2021

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COVID cases continue to rise among school-age kids, state data show

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Cases of COVID-19 among children ages 6 to 11 are on the rise and remain the highest among any age group as the state’s overall case rate is decreasing, public health officials said Friday.

While coronavirus infections are gradually declining among most other age groups, Dr. Rachel Herlihy, the state’s epidemiologist, said the state will continue to monitor the new trend among those school-age children who are still ineligible for vaccines.

Kids under the age of 12 remain the only group still ineligible for vaccination because no vaccine has yet been approved for them. But attention on the group will intensify in the coming weeks, as the drug maker Pfizer goes through the final processes of getting its COVID-19 vaccine authorized kids ages 5 to 11.

Pfizer last month released data…

Olivia Prentzel

2021-10-01 15:59:48

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