Monday, January 24

Which countries are vaccinating children against covid-19 and why (and which are those in Latin America)

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A child is vaccinated against the coronavirus in Ireland

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More and more countries are inoculating minors against the coronavirus.

Until now, vaccination against COVID-19 has focused on the adult population, especially those over 60 years of age, who are the most likely to suffer serious consequences or die from this disease.

At the opposite extreme are children, the age group who less risks run because of the coronavirus.

While a small group of infected children – an estimated 1 in 5,000 – develop a rare but serious illness called pediatric multisystemic inflammatory syndrome (or PIMS), the vast majority have very mild symptoms or are asymptomatic.

Nevertheless, several countries began to vaccinate their children, after some vaccine manufacturers confirmed that they are safe for minors.

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