Coronavirus: vaccinating children at risk, and 5-11 y.o. children

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 22 December 2021 at 10h00
As France is experiencing an increase in coronavirus contaminations, the government announced the opening of vaccination to children under 12 by the end of the year. For the most fragile ones, slots open from December 15, 2021.

The coronavirus epidemic is breaking out again in France with the arrival of the fifth epidemic wave, as expected by scientists who predicted a rise in cases this Fall.

While some of the French are to get a third dose of vaccine against coronavirus, the current situation once again focuses on the issue of vaccinating children under the age of 12. So far, this age group was not given priority, unlike teenagers.

But now, while the Pfizer vaccine has been given the green light in Europe for the youngest age groups, the issue of vaccinating children is being specified. This Monday December 6, 2021, following the health defense councilPrime Minister Jean Castex and Health Minister Olivier Véran addressed the French and announced the launch of the vaccination campaign for children aged 5 to 11 by the end of the year, based on willingness. As for children with at-risk pathologies, slots are open to them from December 15, 2021.

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