Health authorities have noticed a decline in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) cases recorded in adolescents since vaccinations in that age group began this year.
This was revealed by Senior Paediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist, Dr Joanne Paul, at the Ministry of Health’s media briefing on Wednesday.
Dr Paul stated that there have been a total of 65 MIS-C cases since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020), however, data shows that as of September this year, there have been no instances of MIS-C recorded in the 12-17 age bracket. The uptake in vaccination among the eligible cohort is being credited for this positive development.
Dr Paul also provided some details as it relates to the four children who have died locally due to COVID-19. These children, she said, had preexisting medical conditions.
Dr Paul urged parents to ensure that their children get vaccinated to lower their chances of having adverse outcomes if they contract the virus.