a federal court ordered the federal government to apply the first vaccines against COVID-19 to two children without comorbidity, aged 6 and 11, who live in Mexico City, who will receive the vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech.
The Fourth Collegiate Court of the First Circuit was the one who ordered the vaccine after assessing the opinions of directors of the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER) and ABC Medical Center in favor of inoculation.
For this reason, the Court granted ex officio suspensions, for which it ordered the federal government to set the date and time for the vaccination of minors, which should occur shortly.
It should be noted that through the office INER/DI/JAZR/254/2021Joaquín Alejandro Zúñiga Ramos, INER area director, pointed out that the application of the vaccine to minors can reduce complications derived from SARS-Cov-2.
He specified that complications due to myocarditis or inflammatory syndromes could be amortized, but above all it could reduce the virus transmissibility relatives or companions of the minor.
While the doctor Francisco Moreno Sanchez, head of Internal Medicine at the ABC Medical Center and Coordinator of the Covid-19 Program, said that it has been shown that there is a risk of developing late complications of the infection, so it is necessary to protect this age group.
The magistrates who are members of the Court endorsed the specialists’ writings, as they were supported by an exhaustive review of the available data from the clinical trial of the use of the Pfizer vaccine in minors by a committee made up of a group of recognized experts. international.
They stressed that the best interests of the child is a principle of constitutional rank, based on the fact that all decisions and actions of the State will be safeguarded and will comply with the principle of the best interests of children, fully guaranteeing their rights.