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Vaccination of children between 5 and 11 years old: what happens when it is already inoculated and how to monitor it from home?

Before the next start of vaccination against COVID-19 for children from 5 to 11 years old in Peru, Eduardo Verne, an infectious disease pediatrician at Hospital Cayetano Heredia, provided recommendations to parents that they should take into account once their son or daughter has already been inoculated.

In dialogue with RPP, the doctor stressed the importance of applying the dose against COVID-19 in the children of the country. He remarked that the experience of the brigades of vaccination of the country with this age group is noteworthy because it has significant experience for years.

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Along these lines, he recalled that children from birth are given around 16 vaccines and now the dose against coronavirus.

What possible mild side effects can be reported in children?

The pediatric Eduardo Verne pointed out that minors may report possible side effects after receiving the dose against COVID-19. Since it is public, this age group iswill apply doses from the Pfizer laboratory.

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He recalled that as occurs in adults and young people, the minor will have a period of rest at the point of vaccination after being immunized to report any possible side effects.

“Vaccines, like any medicine, including the paracetamol can present a problem, Generally, what they produce [las vacunas] are pain at the application site, inflammation, fever for a couple of days, weakness, general discomfort that goes away in a few days, and that is what is going to be seen most in children with this vaccine”, he explained.

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the other cases [graves] They are rare, what happens with some medications and other vaccines, which are seen one case per million, one case per three million. These are rare cases that require specialized treatment.That is why children and adults are given an observation period if they have an adverse or allergic reaction to the vaccine, which is why they are left for 20 to 30 minutes to observe them,” he explained.

What can the minor take?

“You have to give him what is given to any child, which is paracetamol. If he is in pain, with headache, fever, with arm pain, paracetamol can be given when he is presenting it. If they do not present it, it is not to give it preventively. It only happens if you really report it”, indicated the infectologist Edward Verne.

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“You have to keep in mind that in South America and Peru we have a lot of experience in vaccinating children. There will always be children who will be in pain or will cry. The national vaccination strategy has enough experience to be able to deal with this in children”, he added.

If the child had a mild case of COVID-19, why is it important to get vaccinated?

When asked if the minor was diagnosed with coronavirus, but with mild symptoms, the doctor at the Cayetano Heredia hospital pointed out that after overcoming the disease, this boy or girl can be vaccinated against COVID-19 after a while, in order to avoid that you contract the virus again and can transmit it to your family circle.

Last Saturday, the Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, explained that the minor after overcoming the COVID-19 picture you can wait a month to start your immunization process.

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“The Vaccination is important because it is the only way to eliminate the chain of transmission. These children who can report, the vast majority, non-severe symptoms [de COVID-19] they are going to infect other people, they can infect grandpa no matter how much they can third the third dose. The vaccine is to cut this chain of transmission and especially to people who may not have fully formed their defenses against this infection “Dr. Verne noted.

He added that a non-mild picture of COVID-19 in a child is when the child reports the following symptoms that are of concern: he begins to breathe fast (to the point that his skin sticks to his ribs), he moves his nose to breathe better, decay for several days, fever for more than 3 days, and begins to have diarrhea.

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Next week starts in Peru the vaccination against COVID-19 of children aged 5 to 11 years, until now the youngest age group to receive drug protection.

According to the Ministry of Health, the first batch of vaccines for this age group will arrive in the country on January 18, while the immunization process will begin between the 19th and 20th of this month.

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According to the protocol, It will start with minors who present comorbidities or immunosuppression, and then continue with the group of 10 to 11 years old, 8 to 9 years old, and children 5 to 7 years old..

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