It may be possible for children to go to summer camp this year despite not having COVID-19 vaccines, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Fauci previously said that vaccination of elementary school-aged children aren’t likely to occur before the first quarter of 2022 because vaccine makers are still assessing how the vaccines affect youngsters, CNN reported.
But on “Face the Nation” Sunday, Fauci noted if the current pace of vaccinations continues, that’s “going to drive the rate and the level of infections per day to a much, much lower level.”
“If we get into the summer and you have a considerable percentage of the population vaccinated, and the level in the community gets below that plateau that’s worrying me and my colleagues in public health,” Fauci said, “it is conceivable that you would have a good degree of flexibility during the summer, even with the children with things like camps.”
“We don’t know that for sure,” he cautioned, “but I think that’s an aspirational goal that we should go for,” CNN reported.
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