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.

MalacaƱang 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)

Source: SunStar (https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1908890/Zamboanga/Local-News/CHO-Zamboanga-22-children-die-of-Covid-19?ref=rss&format=simple&link=link)