Peru begins COVID vaccination for 5-11 age group amid surge in cases

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With the world’s highest COVID-19 mortality rate, Peruvians have suffered more than most in the pandemic.

And with the Omicron variant causing a sharp increase in infections, children are hit hard.

Schools are shut, and many have fallen victim to the disease.

But millions as young as five-year-old are now eligible to get vaccinated.

The health minister says the number of children who test positive for COVID-19 is likely to rise.

Health authorities have warned they are close to issuing a red alert, as there are only a few ICU beds left for children in the country.

Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from the capital, Lima.

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