Rising COVID numbers are downplayed as of late but still deserve attention.
Here's a bit of local medical insight into a tough choice confronting parents . . .
Nationwide, only 36% of children between 5 years and 11 years old have gotten their first dose, according to most recently available data. Only 29% have received a booster, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Kansas City area pediatrician Dr. Natasha Burgert wrote in her newsletter that without additional protections for children, families and she are worried that “this fall could be an infectious s*%t show.”
Anecdotally, some parents in the Kansas City area are ready for pediatric vaccinations but have faced delays because appointments are already booked two weeks out.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Winter pushed cotton candy-like wisps of light brown hair away from his face and flashed a grin. The 2-year-old then reached for his mom, Lisa-Marie Sauciuc. Sauciuc smiled and explained he was a little fussy from a long night with friends, something he didn't get to experience until she got him vaccinated on June 24.