MSDH confirms 14th pediatric COVID death

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The Mississippi Department of Health is confirming its 14th pediatric COVID and the first of this year.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers says the latest death, a child under a year old, serves as a reminder of the importance of being fully vaccinated against and up to date on boosters, to protect vulnerable individuals who may not be eligible for the vaccine.

There were four pediatric deaths in 2022, seven deaths in 2021, and two in 2020.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended for everyone six months of age and older. Health officials say…

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