Speaking at a meeting with the Indonesian Commission for the Protection of Children or KPAI, Dante noted that children between the ages of 7 to 12 are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19.
“The number of Covid-19 positive cases among 7 to 12 year olds is 73.149. 128 or 0.17 percent of them are fatalities,” Dante noted of this age group, which also 65,604 recovered cases. “These numbers show the need for [government] intervention for this age group.”
He added that the vaccination for 12 to 17 year olds will be carried out immediately, as the Food and Drug Agency (BPOM) issued the Emergency Use Authorization or EUA for the move on June 28. The figures for Covid-19 cases among minors are as follows:
BPOM said it will use the Sinovac vaccine to vaccinate children. However, the Agency has yet to authorize vaccinations for kids under the age of 12.
(Writers: Ihsanuddin, Haryanti Puspa Sari | Editors: Egidius Patnistik, Dani Prabowo, Lulu Lukyani)
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