Unvaccinated Children ‘Less Likely To Die From COVID-19’ Than Vaccinated Adults: New Study

As per the latest weekly COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report by Public Health England, unvaccinated children are less likely to die from COVID-19 than vaccinated adults. This data has been compiled is in comparison with vaccinated adults in all age groups.

According to the Public Health England latest report, a total of three children under the age of 18 died in England within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19, out of a total of 167,832 cases over a three-week period. Now, compared to the death of the three children over the three-week data recorded, 18 died belonging to the 18-29 age group, and 13 of them were not vaccinated.

For the 30-39 age group, 45 died, and 31 of them were not vaccinated.

As of now, the British government only allows vaccination shots for children aged 16 to 17. If they are at-risk, the age limit is lowered to 12 to 15 years old.

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The data released by Public Health England further supported the current trend that COVID-19 affects older people and those with pre-existing conditions more than children.

Also, it shows that the death rate within 28 days or within 60 days of a positive COVID-19 test increases with age and is much greater when talking about unvaccinated individuals.

The body said it is expected that a large number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths would occur in those who have been vaccinated, given that more than 80 percent of the entire adult population has received both shots in the U.K.

Doctors continue to urge people to get their vaccine shots as vaccination decreases the risks of hospitalizations as well as deaths.