State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm is applauding COVID vaccines being made available to kids ages 5-11. Malcolm says that while it’s true that even though young kids are less susceptible to suffering severe illnesses from COVID 19, she says there are still roughly 300 kids hospitalized with coronavirus in Minnesota…

“The CDC now says COVID 19 is one of the top 10 pediatric causes of death in the United States, so this is a big deal.”

Malcolm says no parent wants their child to get a rare, and “largely preventable” serious outcome from the virus.