Covid, pediatricians alert: “In two months, over 24 thousand cases between 6 and 10 years” – Chronicle

Covid, pediatricians alert: “In two months, over 24 thousand cases between 6 and 10 years” – Chronicle
Covid, pediatricians alert: “In two months, over 24 thousand cases between 6 and 10 years” – Chronicle

There is not only there” increase in the Rt index, passed since1.15 last week to the current one 1,21, they also grow i Covid-19 positive children, according to what it highlights the report of the Italian Society of Pediatrics (Sip) and the Association of Italian Pediatric Hospitals (Aopi) on the implementation of the vaccination strategy in the 5-11 age group. The campaign, which has already started in the United States, should receive the green light in Italy in mid-December, after the ok from Ema and Aifa. And, according to preliminary estimates, it could lead to vaccination of 60% of children between 5 and 11 years, deemed strategic to achieve herd immunity.

According to the report of the two pediatric companies “from a comparison with the data published by the ISS on 25 August, it emerges that in just over two months, for the alone age group 6-10 years, there was a pari increase to 24,398 almost. In addition to the increase in the incidence of cases in all age groups, there is in particular a higher incidence in the population aged under 12, currently not eligible for vaccination. “In Italy since the beginning of the epidemic as of November 9, 2021 “, 4,818,705 confirmed cases and 132,491 deaths were diagnosed by regional reference laboratories and reported to the integrated surveillance system, while 791,453 cases were confirmed in the 0-19 year-old population. 8,451 hospitalizations, 249 intensive care admissions e 36 deceased“, remember the pediatricians. Data that lead the Italian Society of Pediatrics to share the recent authorization from the United States Food and Drug Administration (Fda) for the vaccination of under 12 “as a further and valid tool for preventing the infection and spread of the pandemic virus within this segment of the population “.

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