(ANSA) – ROME, SEPTEMBER 13 – Children and young people, even under 12, all have the right to the protection of their health thanks to the vaccine against Covid. This was underlined by the Association of Italian Pediatric Hospitals (Aopi) and the Italian Society of Pediatrics (Sip), which represent a large part of the pediatric institutions in which patients with severe forms of Covid refer. “In Italy – remember Aopi and Sip – thanks to the excellence of the assistance guaranteed at the age of 0-18 by the SSN, the number of deaths in developmental age due to Covid is limited, but there are numerous cases of serious forms that they required intensive care (pediatric multi-organ inflammatory syndrome – Mis-C) cured and cured “. “In accordance with the suggestions of the American Academy of Pediatrics, of other scientific societies and in particular the European Academy of Pediatrics – they highlight – we express appreciation for the opportunity offered to adolescents (12-16 years) to be able to protect their health . We hope that the Covid vaccine, confirming the promising data available to date, will prove its efficacy and safety even from 0 to 12 years so that, once the procedure provided for by the regulations is completed, even the smallest can take advantage of the same possibility of prevention “.
“The data from the international scientific literature – they add – confirm that, albeit rarely, Covid can cause death even in childhood and that serious cases are not rare, in particular Mis-C. We firmly support the right of everyone in developmental age to be able to benefit from the vaccinations available for the age groups in which an authorized vaccine already exists (12-16 years) and to be able to offer, as soon as available, the same opportunity also to under 12 “. “To date – conclude the two presidents Alberto Zanobini and Annamaria Staiano – vaccination is the only measure that brings the risk of death to almost zero and minimizes the risk of contracting serious clinical forms. It is important that the same health opportunities are also offered. to citizens of developmental age. The benefits of vaccination for children and adolescents are many: protect health; normalize life (school, socialization); reduce viral circulation in the entire population “. (HANDLE).
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