With emergency approval given for vaccines for children, Dr Srikanta JT, member of the state Covid-19 committee set up to tackle the third wave, speaks about the pros and cons
Tested positive for the virus, the boy from Nilagiri was rushed to SUM Covid Hospital here in a serious condition on September 21.
The government suggested parents and teachers to get inoculated with both doses of the COVID vaccine so that the possibility of children contracting the infection gets minimised.
Mizoram now has 9,510 active cases, while 39,656 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 963 on Monday.
18 symptoms were examined, which had different relevance for early detection in different groups.
While several states started partial reopening of schools in October last year, physical classes were again suspended following the exponential rise in the COVID-19 cases during the second wave.
On whether future waves can affect children more severely, the doctor said COVID-19 is a new virus that has potential to mutate.
They were admitted to the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College Hospital at Kadirkamam near here.
There are children among the 23 crore Indians who have been pushed into poverty and will never return to class. Prolonged school closures have reversed decades of gains in education
These details came to light during the door-to-door survey organised by the authorities concerned.
Once vaccines are approved for children, those with co-morbidities and those having severe symptoms would be prioritised for inoculation, the guidelines said.
The group, comprising of senior paediatricians across India, has also said that there is a need to consider vaccination for kids urgently.
The directions came after Maharashtra Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni informed the court that the state had constituted a task force to tackle pediatric cases of COVID-19 and related ailments.
Kolar deputy commissioner Dr Selvamani informed that a team of medical staff has been deputed in the village where they are checking the temperature and collecting swab samples of all the residents. K
Indian data does not show specific predilection of the currently circulating virus strains either for the youth or paediatric age group.