As Omicron continues to surge, more people are getting infected- including children.
Here are the top symptoms to watch for if you think your little one may be sick.
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Most common Omicron symptoms in children
This list of top symptoms was generated based on data from the ZOE COVID-19 study. More information is available here.
The most common symptoms are seen in children as:
- sore throat
- runny nose
Intestinal issues like diarrhea and rashes are less common symptoms.
Vaccination is expected to diminish the prevalence of Omicron symptoms. The data on this remains unclear for now.
The rise in severe COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations may be due in part to children. The kids who end up in the hospital for COVID symptoms are largely too young to be vaccinated.
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