At 13 Vaccines for children are expected to arrive in our country in December 5-11 years of coronavirus and the goal according to the report of OPEN TV is to open until 16 of the month the platform. Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and member of the Committee of Experts, Vana Papaevangelou, has stressed that priority will be given to children with chronic diseases.
How to vaccinate children
Children will be vaccinated exclusively with Pfizer, after approval by the EMA, and administration will be with 1/3 of the dose taken by adults.
According to Coreper, the most common side effects in older children 5 to 11 years are similar to those in older people 12 years and older. They include pain at the vaccination site, fatigue, headache and swelling at the injection site, muscle pain and chills. These side effects are usually mild or moderate and improve within a few days of vaccination..
Hence, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) concluded that the benefits of Comirnaty in older children 5 to 11 years outweigh the risks.
In children aged from 5 to 11 years, the dose of Comirnaty (as the vaccine of the German and American company is called) will be lower than that used in older people 12 years and older (10 μg compared to 30 μg). As in the older age group, is administered intramuscularly in two doses three weeks apart.