ENC doctors believe that boosters will offer additional protection for teens

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Doctors in Eastern North Carolina say they’re seeing lots of children affected by the new variant. They say boosters for the young teens will offer an additional layer of protection.

This decision comes as many school districts prepare to welcome students back in in-person learning.

“The boosters are critical to get that boost of immunity. The fact that now we have data to support those teenagers or those young teens getting boostered will definitely help mitigate the transmission,” said Dr. Matthew Ledoux/Pediatrician in Chief, Maynard Children’s Hospital.

The FDA says the decision on boosters for 12 to 15-year-olds is based on data from 6300 people in Israel.

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