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First EU nation backs Covid jabs for five 12 months olds

First EU country backs Covid jabs for 5 year olds


The Danish Nationwide Board of Well being has advisable that kids aged between 5 and 11 ought to be capable of get vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19, changing into the primary EU nation to make the transfer.

On Friday, Helene Probst, Deputy Director of the Nationwide Board of Well being, informed the press that the choice got here at a time of concern for the Nordic nation, as Covid instances proceed to rise. “We now have seen a worrying an infection within the hospitals, and that the variety of hospitalizations has risen to over 400,” she acknowledged.

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I’m actually pleased that we now have an approval for youngsters aged between 5 and 11 years previous. We want that. We’re nonetheless within the midst of an epidemic and a historic well being disaster.

The board’s advice comes after the European Medicines Company (EMA) advisable on Thursday that the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine could possibly be safely utilized in kids from the age of 5.

Probst acknowledged that whereas kids within the age group weren’t prone to creating extreme Covid-19, vaccinating them may assist defend household and pals. “We wish to break these chains of an infection with the vaccination,” she added.

The Nationwide Board of Well being is but to set a selected goal for what number of 5- to 11-year-olds needs to be vaccinated. “But when we attain 70 %, then it is going to be good,” Probst informed the media.

The federal government has created a booklet for folks, informing them about vaccinating their younger kids.