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Kansas City Star: More KC kids too young for vaccine hospitalized for COVID-19

By Matti Gellman

Children’s Mercy continues to see record-breaking numbers of youth hospitalized for COVID-19 as vaccinations for those under age 18 remain low. 

Since the beginning of January, the average number of children hospitalized daily for COVID hovered around 30 at Children’s Mercy. That’s more than the hospital has seen throughout the pandemic. As of Wednesday morning, staff were treating 32 children for COVID, with seven in intensive care, said Dr. Angela Myers, director of the infectious diseases division at Children’s Mercy. 

The majority of the children hospitalized are unvaccinated, Myers said in an afternoon briefing. And while many have chosen not to get a vaccine, an increasing number are too young to qualify.


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