In an interview with CNNPediatrician Ana Escobar said: COVID-19 NS Children Much more is given to the adults they live with than the school environment. According to the doctor, “the school is a protective environment.”
“Everyone at school wears a mask and washes their hands,” Escobar said.
“The school keeps these rules, but the adults on the street aren’t always like that.”
According to data from CNN agency Based on the epidemiological bulletins of the Ministry of Health, the number of Covid-19 admissions for children and adolescents up to 19 years of age in Brazil in 2021 was 17,299 – An increase of 18.2% compared to 14,638 admissions in 2020.
For the pediatrician, this discharge was proportional to the increase in hospitalizations that occurred in 2021 as a whole. However, she defended the importance of vaccination in the under-18 age group to control the spread of the coronavirus.
“There is no scientific reason why you should not vaccinate your children,” Escobar told parents and guardians.
“It’s the only way we can all protect and this pandemic will reduce these tragic rates.”
Less than a week after recommending states and municipalities to suspend teen vaccination in September, The Ministry of Health has retreated and returned to directing vaccination in this age group. The only vaccine allowed for this audience is Pfizer.
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