DPHSS: Despite Decrease in Covid Cases Parents should Vaccinate their Children

Department of Public Health and Social Services

Public health officials make a call to parents to vaccinate their children: Covid cases continue going down, but infections in children are becoming more severe. 

PNC’s Khyomara Santana has more…

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During the Public Health Meeting held today, Public Health officials said that despite Covid-19 cases going down, parents should continue to get their kids vaccinated. 

According to Dr. Annette M. David, SEOW Senior Epidemiologist, children that are not vaccinated don’t have immunity against the virus so they are more susceptible to severity if they get the infection. 

Dr. Robert Leon Guerrero, DPHSS Interim Chief Medical Officer said, “I really wanna encourage other parents who are on the fence about getting their kids vaccinated, although most cases of covid are asymptomatic and more so in the pediatric age range, we are seeing a lot more serious infections with the children and the best way to avoid this is to get your kids vaccinated.”

Kids can get vaccinated as young as six months, at the Dededo Public Health Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For parents that can’t take their kids during the vaccination hours, public health will also hold vaccination clinics at least two schools per week. 

Dr. Leon Guerrero said, “We’re encouraging and we’re trying to make it easier for parents to make their children vaccinated by offering it at the schools.”

Reporting for the Pacific News Center, I’m Khyomara Santana.