THE City Health Office (CHO) disclosed that 22 children have died due to infection with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Zamboanga City since the start of the pandemic last year.
Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite, CHO head, said most of the children who died of Covid-19 infection belong to the age group of one day to 11 months with seven mortalities.
Following second are those who belong to the 1-year-old to 5-year-old age group with six mortalities, according to Miravite.
The rest of the fatalities belong to the age groups of six years to 10 years old, three; 11 to 15 years old, four; and 16 years old, two.
Meanwhile, Miravite said they are undertaking the necessary preparations for the vaccination of minors against Covid-19.
Malacañang announced on Tuesday, September 28, that President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the vaccination of the general population, including minors against Covid-19 in October.
Miravite said that they will use the database of this city’s immunization program to determine the number of children to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
She said the inoculation of minors against Covid-19 will depend on the guidelines that will be given to them by the Department of Health. (SunStar Zamboanga)