Your child's chance of contracting and dying from Covid is LESS than a .1% - your child has a higher chance of dying in a car accident on the way to get the shot

From the CDC website... this is TOTAL since the start - not just for 2021.
Age Group    Percentage of deaths    Count of deaths
5-11 Years        <0.1                               190

Also keep in mind, almost all those who contract and die of it are not in good health.  They are very sick to begin with, with serious respiratory issues, birth defects, childhood obesity, compromised immune systems, Cystic Fibrosis, etc. 


For comparison, let's look at all children in that age group - most of which are healthy, active kids with normal immune systems.

  • In 2019, 608 child passengers age 12 and younger died in motor vehicle crashes,1 and more than 91,000 were injured.2 
  • About 1,190 children under the age of 15 are expected to die from cancer in 2021.


Your normal, healthy children are more likely to die in a car accident on the way to get the shot, or even to contract and die from cancer than they are to die from Covid.




  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Traffic safety facts, 2019 data: children. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; 2021. Publication no. DOT-HS-813-122. Available at 2019 Data: Children ( icon
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System [online]. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2020. Available at