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

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The Italian mediaThey convey that the coronavirus vaccine It is expected to be given to children aged 5 to 11 years before Christmas.

In total, these are 3,200,000 children and the their vaccination It is expected to start as soon as it is approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

“I believe that the relevant permit from the European Medicines Agency will be given at the end of November or at the latest, by mid-December. “Immediately after that, we can start too,” said Franco Locatelli, co-ordinator of the scientific team advising Mario Draghi’s government.

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.

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