Vaccine for children 5-11 years, first doses in Israel. In China, the “fully covered” age bracket of 3-11 years by 2021

Vaccine for children 5-11 years, first doses in Israel. In China, the “fully covered” age bracket of 3-11 years by 2021
Vaccine for children 5-11 years, first doses in Israel. In China, the “fully covered” age bracket of 3-11 years by 2021

Israel accelerates on vaccines, for this he gave the green light to the vaccination of children from 5 to 11 years with doses Pfizer/ BioNtech hoping to stem the pandemic from Covid-19. “Most experts felt that the benefits of this vaccination for children would outweigh the risks, which led to the decision to authorize the vaccine for these ages,” the health ministry said in a statement. Authorities had launched a new campaign for the third dose in the summer and had also started vaccinating teenagers between 12 and 17 years old.

Vaccine for children aged 5-11, green light in Israel

The vaccines are reportedly expected to arrive in the country on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. The news comes after a near-unanimous vote last week to vaccinate the age group in question, led by the Pandemic Response Team and the Vaccine Advisory Committee, an advisory committee of the Israeli Ministry of Health. The vaccines they are made especially for children, with a smaller dosage measuring one third of the amount contained in standard adult vaccines. In the coming days, health workers «they will be informed about the administration», as reported by Channel 12.

According to Ynet, the director general of the Minister of Health, Nachman Ash, said that children will be able to receive vaccinations through «schools, vaccination centers and health maintenance organizations across the country». Although Israel is facing fewer infections, health officials are urging Israelis to take no chances and to vaccinate their families as soon as possible. «There are more than five million deaths around the world»Ben-Gurion University Professor Nadav Davidovitch explained last week. «People need to be told to get vaccinated right away to avoid a further wave of cases».

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WHO opinion – “There is no point in giving the booster dose to healthy adults or vaccinating children, when in the world there are health workers, the elderly and other high-risk groups who are still waiting for their first dose” of the anti-Covid vaccine. “The exception, as we have said, are immunocompromised individuals.” Instead, the reality is that “6 times more booster doses are administered every day globally than primary doses in low-income countries. This is a scandal that must be stopped ”, the words of the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Vaccine for children 5-11 years. Vaia (Spallanzani): «Only for the frail». WHO confirms: “It makes no sense”

Vaia’s doubts – “I have said several times that the issue is not vaccinating or not vaccinating children but at this stage of the epidemic I believe it is right to immunize only fragile children”, explained the director of the Inmi Spallanzani of Rome, Francesco Vaia. “We have read the appeal of the WHO director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and I make it mine – the director recalled”. The WHO stressed that it is not “senseless to vaccinate children and a healthy booster if those who risk are without”.

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“Today scientific communication is uncertain because there are still risks in vaccinations in general – pointed out Vaia – In Israel they have seen that there are cases of myocarditis in children and therefore vaccinate only the frail. I believe that it is wise at this time to vaccinate only them in the 5-11 age group. If things were to change and we will have more scientific elements on this issue, it could be extended to everyone – he continued – I am in favor of the over 12s because they have greater sociality. Social responsibility, I repeat, must not belong to children but to adults, parents, grandparents and teachers ».

China – China aims to vaccinate all aged children against Covid-19 between 3 and 11 years old, equal to about 160 million, by the end of the year: more than half, 84.39 million, have already received the first dose, while 49.44 million have completed the entire cycle, the National Health Commission announced yesterday. , according to the People’s Daily. While some countries are hesitating about vaccines for younger people before more data is available, Beijing has decided to step up the pace. The country has already inoculated anti-Covid serum to over 75% of its 1.4 billion people, mostly adults and the elderly.

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