What is the risk of my child getting sick from COVID-19?

Based on all available evidence, children do not have a higher risk of getting COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants get sick with the virus, adults make up most of the known cases. Most cases in children occur due to exposure from someone in their household. Hospitalization is most common in children less than 1 year old and those with underlying conditions (such as lung diseases or moderate to severe asthma, heart complications, or weakened immune systems from cancer, medications, or transplants).