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Low vaccination rates among young people leaves them susceptible to new strain of Coronavirus

As the newest strain of Coronavirus begins to dominate the country, vaccinations among young people are beginning to decline.

Young adults are considered to be the age group least likely to get the vaccination. This puts them at higher risks of contracting the more contagious variants of the virus.

The newest strain is highly contagious and severe for anyone who catches it. It’s been identified in more than 40 states and is likely to become the dominant strain.

Dr. Peter Hotez, the dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine said he expects to see children and teens in intensive care this summer.

As the new strain spreads, overall vaccination rates continue to decline.