New Hampshire child died of complications related to COVID-19, health officials announce – WMUR Manchester

New Hampshire’s first pediatric COVID-19 death occurred in September, state health officials announced on Monday.The person who died was under 12 years of age and COVID-19 was listed as the cause of death on the recently finalized death certificate, officials said. Health officials said the person was under 18 years of age but also indicated they were too young to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccinations were approved for people 12 and older before September. The child’s death occurred in another state, officials said.“We are all saddened by this loss and give our condolences to the family,” Dr. Benjamin Chan, the state epidemiologist, said in a statement. “It continues to be important for us all to take steps to protect those who are not yet able to be vaccinated, and those who are vulnerable and at risk for severe COVID-19.”Officials said that 25-30 percent of all new cases occur in children under the age of 18. In a news release, Chan urged that everyone 5 or older should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone 16 and older is encouraged to get a booster shot, if they are eligible. Boosters are available to anyone who received the second dose of their Pfizer or Moderna vaccines more than six months ago or anyone who received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago.** Town-by-town: COVID-19 case data | Vaccination data **–

New Hampshire’s first pediatric COVID-19 death occurred in September, state health officials announced on Monday.

The person who died was under 12 years of age and COVID-19 was listed as the cause of death on the recently finalized death certificate, officials said.

Health officials said the person was under 18 years of age but also indicated they were too young to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccinations were approved for people 12 and older before September.

The child’s death occurred in another state, officials said.

“We are all saddened by this loss and give our condolences to the family,” Dr. Benjamin Chan, the state epidemiologist, said in a statement. “It continues to be important for us all to take steps to protect those who are not yet able to be vaccinated, and those who are vulnerable and at risk for severe COVID-19.”

Officials said that 25-30 percent of all new cases occur in children under the age of 18.

In a news release, Chan urged that everyone 5 or older should get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Anyone 16 and older is encouraged to get a booster shot, if they are eligible. Boosters are available to anyone who received the second dose of their Pfizer or Moderna vaccines more than six months ago or anyone who received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago.

** Town-by-town: COVID-19 case data | Vaccination data **


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