(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 21 – In our country, of the 4.2 million cases of Sars-Cov-2 infection, 638,000 cases have affected the under 19s, causing 26 deaths. 5.5%, or 231,338 cases, involved children between 0 and 9 years with 11 deaths; 9.6%, that is 406.460 cases, the 10-19 age group with 15 deaths. The data, extrapolated from those of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Iss), updated to 9 June 2021, is provided by the Italian Society of Pediatrics (Sip), according to which “a global vaccination intervention is necessary, in all ages and in all countries of the world “and” does not consider it valid and effective “to limit it only to pediatric patients with previous illnesses.
Worldwide, this population amounts to about 7% of total cases, with a distribution by age group that progressively increases from neonatal to adolescent age, with half of cases occurring in minors aged between 1 and 14 years, while cases in the first year of life are rare. Although the pediatric age group aged 12 and over is among the least affected, “recent scientific evidence has shown in this age group the presence of serious kidney complications or multisystem complications resulting from a pauci- or asymptomatic infection, emerging for the adult “. Added to this is that the fact that implementing a universal vaccination offer “will help to reduce not only the circulation of the virus itself, but above all the risk of generating potentially more contagious variants” and “will allow to benefit from an upcoming opening of the school year insecurity”. (HANDLE).
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