Aug 24, 2022 - COVID
Most Virginia kids had COVID, CDC data shows
Nearly 8 in 10 Virginia kids have already been infected with COVID-19, new CDC data shows.
Driving the news: The CDC released the results of its latest findings on the seroprevalence of antibodies in children last week.
- The results of blood samples taken in May and June suggest more than 76% of Virginians between the ages of 6 months and 17 years have been infected with COVID-19 at least once.
The big picture: About 68% of Virginia kids ages 12-15 are fully vaccinated, along with over 70% of kids ages 16-17, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
- The numbers are far lower for the youngest Virginians: Just under 40% of kids 5-11 are fully vaccinated, and less than 2% of those 4 or younger have gotten the vaccine.
The good news: Studies suggest long COVID is rarer in children.
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