After the Ministry of Health (Minsa) will announce that the coronavirus vaccines will arrive in the first half of January 2022 (COVID-19) of the Pfizer laboratory to initiate immunization of children between the ages of 5 and 11 at the national level, there is concern about the symptoms that children could present.
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In this regard, the doctor of the National Institute of Child Health (INSN) San Borja, Daniel Anchante, explained that a study carried out in the United States, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA for its acronym in English), at approximately 4 thousand children, found that the effects after immunizing minors are similar to the administration of a regular vaccine.
“In that large group of these children, effects similar to the administration of a regular vaccine such as a little pain in the arm, headache, there may be a fever on the day of the vaccination, in some children yes, in others not. A little discomfort, which is, let’s say, the most common and occurs in the vast majority of patients who received the vaccine “, he detailed in an interview with RPP Noticias.
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In addition, he added that said study found an effectiveness close to 92% in vaccinating minors against the coronavirus.
COVID-19 CASES AT INSN SAN BORJA
Regarding the COVID-19 cases in minors who were registered in the INSN San Borja, the specialist explained that Throughout the first and second waves of the coronavirus, they had about 350 children hospitalized because of this disease. Of this group, between 1% and 2% were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
“Although children have a lower proportion of causing serious diseases, they can also do it. The vast majority, to say the 85% who are infected normally go to outpatient clinics, go home, are in quarantine and are monitored. There is a group that is hospitalized and has the same characteristics as adults, that is: respiratory problems, very demanding cough, need for oxygen and mechanical ventilation ”, he pointed.
Furthermore, it revealed that This year it has been observed in cases of children with coronavirus who present gastrointestinal symptoms, abdominal pain, diarrhea, slightly reddened skin and slightly red eyes. “These are symptoms that the previous year were not very frequent, this year there are some characteristics that are adding to the COVID-19 presentation of these children”, he stated.
At another time, he referred that They are awaiting the vaccination protocol for minors between 5 and 11 years old by the Ministry of Health.
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