Dr Paul: 55 cases of MIS-C since April 2020

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    T&T has recorded 55 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) between April 2020 and now, according to a senior doctor.

    Speaking at today’s Health Ministry media briefing, NCHRA Regional Coordinator Emergency Medicine, Dr Joanne Paul, gave the update about the condition where different body parts or organs become inflamed due to a COVID-19 infection.

    She says this country is ahead of all its regional neighbours where this condition is concerned.

    Dr Paul also addressed myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination with the Pfizer shot.

    The conditions see the inflammation of the heart muscle and the outer lining of the heart, respectively.

    According to the Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram, 37,657 persons in the paediatric population have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

    This he said accounts for just over 41% of the persons in the secondary school system.