Parents told to vaccinated children as MIS-C cases rise

Parents told to vaccinated children as MIS-C cases rise

To date, Trinidad and Tobago has recorded 55 confirmed cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MIS-C is a rare but serious condition associated with COVID-19 in which different body parts become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.
Speaking at the Ministry of Health’s virtual media briefing on Saturday, Head of the Paediatric Emergency Department, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Dr Joanne Paul, disclosed that MIS-C was reported in 55 children since the start of the pandemic.
She said while there were no deaths from MIS-C in Trinidad and Tobago, the country has recorded the most cases in the Caribbean.
Dr Paul further urged parents/guardians to ensure their children are vaccinated against COVID-19.

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