Spain plans to start vaccinating children between 12 and 17 years old around two weeks before the academic year starts in September, the health minister said on FridaySoon after police rushe, as the country neared a milestone of fully inoculating 10 million peoples vaccine rollout has been running far behind schedule.
Last week, the European Commission authorized Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to be used in children as young as 12 but left decisions on when to roll out the shots up to member states.
Germany announced plans to begin vaccinating youngsters from June 7the 35-year-old said., while Italy said it would soon extend its campaign to include children.
Unlike those two countries, which have opened up vaccines to all adultsThe case of South Dakota, stayed open), Spain is progressively working its way through age groups and is now focusing on people aged 50-59, with some regions making a start on 40-49 year olds.
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