Keeping children of all ages safe from COVID-19. Doctors strongly encourage those who can wear a mask and get vaccinated. “We have to do everything we can to protect our children until a vaccine is available for those under 12, so we fully support the school board’s decision to strongly encourage masks and we would ask parents to mask their children at least until this virus calms down a little bit,” said Dr. Antonucci.
View More Health Matters video segments at LeeHealth.org/Healthmatters/ Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health – Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit LeeHealth.org Currently, children as young as 12-years-old can be vaccinated. “Children under the age of 12 are not eligible for this vaccine and have no way to protect themselves. Like other vaccine-preventable illnesses, they rely on us for herd immunity and us to protect them,” said Dr. Vargas.
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