Vaccines against Covid-19 for children will arrive from next Monday and most European countries will begin to administer them that same week. In Spain, vaccination for the age group between 5 and 11 years will begin, foreseeably, starting January 15.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) ensures that vaccination is safe and effective, also in children. The vaccine “not only reduces its role in the transmission of Covid-19 but also protects them from severe cases associated with long-term Covid-19 or with inflammatory syndromes “, says Hans Kluge.
The incidence in children between 5 and 11 years is 3 times higher than among other ages. In addition, studies of the effectiveness of the vaccine detail that the effectiveness to prevent the coronavirus exceeds 90%.
Where are the children vaccinated?
Some countries are already vaccinating children against Sars-CoV-2. This is the list of countries that are administering the vaccine.
- United Arab Emirates
- United States: About five million children have already received the first dose of the vaccine and almost one million have the full schedule.
- The Savior
- Costa Rica