The World Health Organization decides on the appropriateness of the Pfizer Biontech vaccine for children and minors


A strategic advisory group of experts from the World Health Organization concluded that the vaccine against Corona, produced by Pfizer and Biontec, is suitable for children 12 years of age and older.

In this context, the World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its guidelines for vaccination against the Coronavirus by adding a provision for children and adolescents.

The experts in the organization said that “the disease in children and adolescents, as a rule, is more moderate, compared to adults, so if they are not in a group more susceptible to infection with the Corona virus, they can be vaccinated less urgently than the elderly and people with chronic diseases and workers in the The medical field”.

At the same time, WHO experts felt that there was a need for additional data on the use of different vaccines against corona among children to make general recommendations for vaccination among younger age groups.

The recommendation also notes that the World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts has concluded that the vaccine developed by Pfizer and Biontech is suitable for use by people 12 years of age or older.

It is noteworthy that the World Health Organization updates its recommendations when new evidence emerges from research, or when the epidemiological situation calls for a change in policies.

On a related matter, Anastasia Rakova, Moscow’s Deputy Mayor for Social Development, announced last Monday that clinical trials of the Russian “Sputnik-V” vaccine among minors 12-17 years old will begin in Moscow early next July.

Source: TASS


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