WHO allows children to be vaccinated against COVID-19

According to the updated WHO recommendations, children are allowed to be vaccinated against coronavirus, however, there are a number

clarifications.

Unless children are in a group at higher risk of severe COVID-19, they need to be vaccinated less urgently than older adults, people with chronic illnesses and healthcare workers.

WHO recommendations

The text notes that children and adolescents tolerate COVID-19 more easily than adults.

However, it notes that more data is needed on the use of various coronavirus vaccines in children in order to provide general recommendations for vaccination.

For example, children from 12 to 15 years old from the grouphigh risk vaccine can be administered by Pfizer or BionTech. The organization cites the findings of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts that Pfizer vaccine is suitable for adolescents aged 12 years and older.

Earlier it became known that clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine on children had begun in Russia.

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