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The New Normal: Should children still wear masks in school and on the playground?

News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined this morning by Dr. Sharon Nachman to discuss masks and our children.

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2021, 1:00 PM

Updated 1,058 days ago

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News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined this morning by Dr. Sharon Nachman to discuss masks and our children.
Should children still be wearing their masks in school and on the playground?
Currently, only children 12 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. While studies are underway for safety and efficacy in younger children, a vaccine for younger children likely won't be available until late fall or early winter.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating possible links between heart issues, conditions called myocarditis and pericarditis, and COVID-19 vaccines in young people. Cases have been reported more often in males than in females, according to the CDC. The onset occurs more often following the second dose, typically within four days of receiving that shot.
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Breakthrough infections after COVID-19 vaccination are rare, the CDC says. Many people who tested positive after being fully vaccinated were asymptomatic. Of the more than 130 million people in the United States who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, there have been reports of at least 10,262 breakthrough infections, according to the CDC. Dr. Nachman discusses breakthrough infections:


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