- Jan 2, 2001
I thought the main benefit of getting the shot was to minimize the COVID effects to your body (so you won't end up in the hospital if you do get it). At the beginning of the pandemic, kids that got COVID had minimal effects from the virus and rarely needed to go the hospital...and even if they got the vaccine, they can still pass it to others...
so what is the benefit to kids getting vaccinated for COVID?
Regarding the text in bold: the vaccine helps prevent children from acquiring covid. It helps prevent severe symptoms and hospitalizations and certainly deaths. It helps prevent spread of covid and can help children resume a more normal life. There are probably other benefits from children getting vaccinated that I can't think of at the moment.