Local hospitalization increases among children because of COVID-19

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Local RGV Doctors say they’re seeing an increase in children being hospitalized with COVID-19, in the midst of hundreds of children going back to school, Health officials warn parents about it.

Hidalgo County Health Authority Dr. Ivan Melendez said this week the county saw a record number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

“If you have unvaccinated kids with vaccinated adults like you will when school starts, there is certainly a risk,” Melendez said. “But not as much as unvaccinated kids with unvaccinated adults.”

Doctors recommend all children, eligible for the vaccine or not, wear a mask and prioritize social distancing, especially in the classroom.

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