COVID vaccines for children: Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett shares thoughts on virus mutations, breakthrough cases and international borders reopening

Anita Beaumont
By Anita Beaumont
July 28 2021 - 2:00am
Emotive issue: Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett says if children are left unvaccinated, they could be vulnerable to mutating COVID variants. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

THE prospect of vaccinating children and teenagers for COVID-19 has had experts divided due to the lack of clinical trial data to date. But now that the Delta variant is affecting more and more younger people, not vaccinating them could potentially leave them vulnerable to new mutations of the virus, a viral immunologist from the Hunter says.

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Anita Beaumont

Anita Beaumont

Journalist

Anita Beaumont is a health and general news reporter at the Newcastle Herald.