‘Don’t take COVID lightly,’ doctors warn parents
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Parents of children who are not yet vaccinated against COVID should take extra precautions to protect their children, doctors say.
About 11 percent of children ages 5 to 11 have received at least one shot while more than a third of kids between 12 and 17 have received a shot.
Dr. Deborah Greenhouse of the Palmetto Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic urged parents to have their children wear masks and socially distance, even during the holidays.
“This is not a benign illness and this is not something we should be taking lightly,” she says.
Greenhouse says that while most children who get COVID will have a mild illness, that’s not always the case.
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