Italy: Coronavirus vaccine to be given to children 5-11 years old before Christmas

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Italian media have reported that the coronavirus vaccine is expected to be given to children aged 5 to 11 before Christmas.

In total, there are 3,200,000 children and their vaccination is expected to begin as soon as the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approves it.

“I believe that the relevant authorization from the European Medicines Agency will be given at the end of November or at the latest, by mid-December. Soon after, we will be able to start as well,” said Franco Locatelli, coordinator of the scientific team advising the government. by Mario Draghi.

Italian public television Rai emphasizes that this age group is considered to be of strategic importance for the decisive weakening of the pandemic. The administration, of course, will be on a voluntary basis after the approval of the parents.

In terms of vaccination of minors 12 to 18 years old, in Italy so far the first dose has been given to 70% of this population.

Source: AMPE

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Source From: Capital

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