Risk of omicron in children

As the Omicron variant of Covid-19 rages around the world, a surge of child infections and hospitalisations has prompted calls by some governments to vaccinate young children.
In Hong Kong, for example, the government has approved Sinovac’s vaccine for children as young as five and an advisory panel has recommended that small doses of BioNTech be approved for the same age group.
Last year China set a target to vaccinate all children aged between three to 11, while Europe and the United States also started child vaccination drives.
The number of children infected with Omicron has been on the rise in the past month or so, including in mainland China.

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