Children and COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know
|CTVnews 07 Apr 2021 at 20:29|
While in the initial two waves of COVID-19 cases among children and adolescents were low, the recent surge of variants could change who contracts the virus in Canada, said clinical researcher and Toronto physician Dr. Iris Gorfinkel.
“What are we seeing? An increase in hospitalization and increase in ICU? And why is that? Because the variants are so much more contagious,” Gorfinkel said in a telephone interview with CTVNews.ca on Wednesday. “So that leads to the logical question: could new variants do the same in kids?”
“Right now, no one s even asking that question,” she continued. “But the fact of the matter is, we have seen variants change the trajectory of what we ve seen in the past. We cannot assume that it s always going to act the very same way.”