Thailand to start vaccinating children with Pfizer from October 2021

Thailand started giving Pfizer vaccines to children from October 2021 - Photo 1.

Vaccination against COVID-19 for students in Pennsylvania, USA, the injector wears a funny super man – Photo: REUTERS

Newspaper Bangkok Post CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said: “Parents will be advised of the risks and they must agree to allow their child to be vaccinated. Acceptance is entirely up to the individual. voluntary basis”.

It has been reported that mRNA-technology COVID-19 vaccines such as those developed by Pfizer and Moderna can cause myocarditis, particularly in children and young adults.

However, the condition is extremely rare with an incidence of less than 1 in a million cases worldwide.

Countries around the world that have many COVID-19 vaccines or are self-sufficient have vaccinated children such as the US, European countries (children 12 years old and older) and Cuba (2 years old and older). … in order to soon open safe schools and achieve community immunity soon.

In a webinar taking place on the evening of September 11 with the topic “Understanding child psychology to accompany each other during the COVID-19 epidemic”, Dr. Dinh Xuan Anh Tuan (Cochin Hospital, Paris) said that the Updated data still shows that children are at very low risk of contracting COVID-19.

The risk of serious illness and death in children is extremely low compared to adults. Children can get the virus but get sick less often, if at all, only mildly.

Before the question of whether children need to be vaccinated, Dr. Anh Tuan said that as adults with underlying medical conditions and compromised immune systems, children with these problems may be given priority for vaccination. Vaccine.

According to Dr. Tuan, countries should still vaccinate children because although the risk is low, children infected with COVID-19 can infect their grandparents. In addition, children need to go to school, social communication, the long-term closure of schools in many countries has significantly affected the psychology and learning of children.

“When there are enough vaccines and if all adults, people with underlying diseases, and other priority groups have been vaccinated, they can think about vaccinating children. Vaccinating children is necessary but not necessary. must be a matter of priority,” said Doctor Tuan.

The Ministry of Health is looking for a source of vaccines for children The Ministry of Health is looking for a source of vaccines for children

TTO – “The Ministry of Health is actively looking for a supply of vaccines for epidemic prevention, including vaccines for people under 18 years old” – The Ministry of Health has just responded in writing to the Government Office’s comments. government.

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