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Should parents be concerned about the delta variant?

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Experts say it's too early to tell whether children produce different symptoms with the delta variant. However, there's still a concern if they do catch it.

Posted: Jun 29, 2021 3:55 PM
Updated: Jun 29, 2021 4:31 PM

"But there are a lot of moms like me in our community who are very concerned for the lives of their children"

Health care professionals say now is the time to get vaccinated against covid as the delta variant is reported in Acadiana.

"There are still a large number of unvaccinated people in our community and this unvaccinated population is at increased risk of contracting this more contagious strand and therefore causing more severe disease"

One parent says she's doing everything she can to minimize the risk of exposure to the delta variant daily.

"It's very hard as a mom to watch your ten-year-old child cry because she wants to have a slumber party at her friend's house and while that's okay I would love for her to go have a sleepover at her friend's house her friend's arent vaccinated because they're under 10."

As a family medicine specialist, Dr. Cassandra Pillette, MD believes those who aren't vaccinated including children under 12-years-old are at a greater risk for catching the virus.

"Right now our best defense against beating this virus is to get vaccinated these vaccines there safe there effective and point-blank they work at preventing severe illness"

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