Myth: Children are immune or cannot get COVID-19

This is not true. Children do become infected with the new coronavirus, and they do get sick – some of them seriously sick – and children can die from Covid-19. By the end of July, over 338,000 children had tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States. Overall, these numbers are lower in children compared to adults, especially compared to older adults, but it is important to protect children from infection because even if they do not show signs of illness, they could infect others who could become very sick.