Washington (WBAP/KLIF) – According to a newly release stats by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, states with high COVID-19 vaccination rates are protecting children from hospitalization.
According to an analysis, “Cases, emergency room visits and hospitalizations are much lower among children in communities with higher vaccination rates,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Thursday at a White House briefing.
Walensky also that in August, the hospitalization rate among children was nearly four times higher in states with the lowest vaccine coverage compared to states with high coverage.
The analysis of the data takes into account the impact of the highly virulent Delta variant.
The new data comes just a day after Cook Children’s warned about the rise in severe covid cases among youngsters.
Rural areas of Texas have the lowest vaccination rates statewide.
Meantime, in rural counties like Kaufman, Cooke and Wise, ICU beds are running low, but there were fewer COVID patients overall in the North Texas region on Thursday compared to the day before, according to officials with the DFW Hospital Countil.
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