Rita, a nine-year-old girl, received the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 at her school. Rita’s mother signed a vaccination agreement with the school for children ages 5 to 11. All of us have had our immunizations here at home. We got into a fight. Our children are in need of Covid-19, she insisted.

Petit Verger Government School hosted Mauritius’ first ever nationwide Covid-19 immunization campaign on May 23. More than 100 government officials, including British High Commissioner Charlotte Pierre, WHO Representative adi Dr. Indrajit Hazarika, and Vice President of the Government Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, were in attendance. In the fight against COVID-19, Mauritius has inoculated children between the ages of 5 and 11. The British immunizations produced by Pfizer were beneficial.

Students from both public and private schools, as well as those with “Special Needs,” are served by this program. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered to 307 elementary school students in two doses over the course of four to eight weeks.

At the beginning of this campaign, Mauritius’ health minister indicated that most affected infants did not have substantial COVID-19. Now that immunizations are available in Mauritius, no parent would put their child in danger of contracting a new strain of COVID-19.

It was Dr. Jagutpal’s message last year that preventative health and educational measures are essential. A total of seven mobile immunization teams are on the go at any given time, according to him.

V.P. Dookun-Luchoomun encourages vaccination among children and their parents. “Vaccines protect children and their families,” he said.

He added, “Today is an incredible day for parents and families in Mauritius.””” It’s time to vaccinate Mauritius’ children now that adults and teens have been immunized.

COVID-19 can infect children, however their symptoms are less severe than those of adults. Children’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus, which can lead to illness, hospitalization, and even death, can be minimized with vaccination.

Allowing children to attend face-to-face lessons is made possible by vaccination. According to Dr. I. Hazarika, school attendance is critical to the mental health, well-being, and future of children. There are ways to avoid sickness, such as vaccinations and minimal requirements.

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