COVID-19 vaccination urged for children to prevent serious illness from MIS-C
Parents are being advised to take their young children for COVID-19 vaccination, as doing so can help to reduce the risk of severe symptoms or death from Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), said Director-General of Medical Services Department Dr. Somsak Akksilp today (Wednesday).
He disclosed that more than 100 MIS-C cases have been diagnosed in Thailand, 51 of whom are between three months to 11 years old who have been under the care of Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health.
He said that 27% of the cases suffered shock and had to be treated in intensive care units, with some developing an aortic aneurysm, which is similar to.
He also said that all the patients had positive a response to treatment and 90% of those suffering from an aortic aneurysm recovered and their hearts regained normal function, except for one case who died.
Quick diagnosis and treatment can save lives and reduce serious complications, he added.
Citing foreign medical reports and those from the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Dr. Somsak said COVID-19 vaccines could reduce the risk of death or severe conditions in children suffering from MIS-C, and that no post vaccination complications have been found among children.