Doctors urge Covid jabs for young kids

Doctors urge Covid jabs for young kids

Few side effects in susceptible group

A young child is vaccinated against Covid-19 in Nonthaburi province in August. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
A young child is certainly vaccinated against Covid-19 in Nonthaburi state in August. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

The Royal College of Paediatricians of Thailand is to issue guidelines suggesting an mRNA-based Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer be given to children aged six months to five years, with all the first lot of three million doses anticipated to arrive next month.

Dr Somsak Lolekha, president of the Royal College of Paediatricians of Asia, stressed that the Covid-19 vaccine is very important with this age group, who are at greater risk of suffering from serious signs and symptoms than older children.

He said the college has agreed to issue guidance on how you can vaccinate, the specific dosage and the published proof of its efficacy when given to young children.

“We found that this age group possess a greater risk of death from Covid-19 infections due to their very low levels of immunity. Hence, they should be one of the groups to get the vaccine, that has also been shown to control multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. MIS-C is frequently also diagnosed when a child will get infected with the disease, ” he mentioned.

He further insisted that there have been no reports of hazardous unwanted effects during international tests, and recommended a dose of 3 microgrammes, given within three separate pictures.

The particular Ministry of Public Health is now ready to begin administering the three million doses, whenever they arrive next month, to the first million to children aged 6 months to five many years.

In the meantime, Dr Yong Poovorawan, head of the center of excellence in clinical virology from Chulalongkorn University’s teachers of medicine, published on his Facebook web page that Covid-19 can be following the same flight as H1N1 did in 2009 and will quickly be considered little more life-threatening than seasonal flu.

The peak period is going to be July and Aug, followed by a decrease until Christmas. There will then be sporadic outbreaks when universities reopen in The month of january before a sharp drop until the next “Covid season”, predicted a doctor.

The particular Ministry of General public Health on Mon reported 15 a lot more Covid-19 fatalities plus 698 new patients admitted to hospitals on Sunday.

This in contrast to 19 fatalities plus 1, 093 new patients on Saturday.

The particular 698 new patients were all local cases.

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