Gun violence has been the leading cause of death of youth under age 20 in the United States since 2020, surpassing death from car crashes, cancer, and COVID-19. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data reveals that 4,368 U.S. children and adolescents under age 20 died from firearms in 2020, with 64% by homicide and […]
The life the COVID-19 vaccine saves may be your child’s It is heartening to see that at long last children under age five are being vaccinated against COVID-19. And while we welcome this development as an overdue step forward in bringing the pandemic closer to an end, we also hope that many more parents are […]
For much of the COVID-19 pandemic, life-saving vaccines were not available for children and adolescents. But now children five and older are receiving vaccinations, and starting this week, those as young as six months will be eligible. At minimum, expanding vaccine eligibility means that vaccinated children will face a much lower risk of infection, hospitalization, […]
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