The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has called on parents and guardians to vaccinate their young adolescents aged between 12-15 years, stressing the importance of vaccination for this age group to prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus to the rest of the family, in particular, to older persons and those with chronic diseases and weakened immune systems, This will also help in reducing virus mutation rates to new strains and achieving community immunity.
PHCC has called on parents, guardians, and community members to avoid rumors and unofficial and false news on social media about experiencing symptoms and side effects of vaccination, asking them to obtain Covid-19-related information only from reliable and official sources.
PHCC has conducted a Qatari scientific study, the first-of-its-kind in the world, investigated by a research team from the corporation under the supervision of Dr. Mariam Abdelmalik, Managing Director of PHCC, with the participation of a number of researchers and experts. The study was published earlier this month in the "Vaccines/MDPI" Journal, a prestigious international scientific and medical journal. The study concluded that "children and adolescents are less likely to develop severe symptoms as a result of Covid-19 infection".
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