There has been tremendous effort placed on people to get vaccinated against the covid virus in the world. Several vaccines have been formulated and released to the world population to see this endeavor accomplished. However, the vaccination numbers are still low.
Less than 30 percent of the world population has taken the vaccine jab. Healthcare practitioners are wondering whether including children will increase the number and whether this is a safe option.
Vaccination has been seen as a measure to supplement the gains got from the covid testing initiatives. Such initiatives are spearheaded by some companies such as DocSun Biomed institute.
The institute offers testing by the innovative noninvasive technology through the use of OCT technology. They have a wide range of devices that can be used in testing across ages from children to adults. The devices include the mobile app. they web platform and the doorway terminal. This testing only takes about 5 minutes and one gets their results immediately.
As it stands now only children above the age of 12 are the ones for who vaccination is recommended for. Healthcare practitioners are have given the green light for the children to partake in the vaccination as they say that the many clinical trials undertaken have confirmed that the vaccines available against covid -19 are safe for the children.
Once administered the vaccine will help in reducing the spread of the virus and also help in reducing the number of new and severe variants of covid-19 from emerging
There has also been concerns raised against the vaccination of children. The first being that in some countries there is little data on how the covid virus affects the children in that particular region. This makes it hard for medical doctors to detect what deaths are caused by covid or any other condition affecting the children.
Healthcare practioners have also raised the concern that some children might be infected with other common viruses common in children such as the respiratory syncytial virus. The symptoms of these viruses mimic those of the common cold and also the covid virus which may lead to misdiagnosis in children which may prove fatal Data available shows that children especially adolescents play a significant role in the spread of the coronavirus