September 09, 2022
About 10.5 million children around the world may have lost parents or caregivers to COVID-19, according to a new report released this week.
The findings published in JAMA Pediatrics are nearly double previous estimates and serve as a call to action to support those who have lost loved ones due to the virus, the researchers note.
“Urgently needed pandemic responses can combine equitable vaccination with life-changing programs for bereaved children,” the researchers said.
Among the takeaways from the report:
As we approach the fall and winter, HAP continues to urge everyone to follow the latest COVID-19 public health precautions and stay up to date on their vaccinations for COVID-19 and the flu. Learn more about appointments available in your community.
The report is available to review online.
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