In Ukraine, starting next week, children aged 12 years and over will be vaccinated against coronavirus.
According to Chief Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin,it is only about vaccinations with Pfizer/BioNTech. He stated this on the air of the 1+1 TV channel, adding that the corresponding order will be signed this week.
"Vaccination of adolescents is available only according to medical reasons—either serious somatic diseases, or certain humanitarian things that are associated with going abroad or studying abroad," Kuzin said.
He also clarified that the Ministry of Health has clear instructions on how to get vaccinated. In particular, the child must be issued a medical certificate and then come with it to the vaccination center. If the vaccination is needed to study abroad, then the child must have a pediatrician’s note in any form.
At the same time, the Ministry of Health does not plan mass vaccination of children yet. "We want to make sure that now all risk groups are covered by primary vaccinations," he summed up.
Context. Earlier, the European Medicines Agency approved the use of the Moderna vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years.