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Children's Hospital discusses COVID-19 variant in children and adolescents

NEW ORLEANS WVUE 

Dr. Leron Finger, the Chief Quality Officer at Children's Hospital New Orleans, discusses the new COVID-19 variant in children and adolescents. He says for much of the pandemic, Children's Hospital has only had between 1 to 3 patients admitted at a time with a COVID related illness. The average now is 0 to 1 patient. "The biggest message I would sent to people is hold on just a little bit longer to all the precautions and mitigation strategies that we've preached for the last 14 months," says Dr. Finger. "I think that's going to help us get through the next 4 to 6 weeks as we continue to ramp up and amplify our vaccination efforts across the community." Schedule your vaccination appointment today at https://www.lcmchealth.org/coronavirus/ Louisiana has expanded vaccine eligibility to ALL individuals aged 18 and up (16 and up for Pfizer product).