Wednesday, January 19

Spain approves the childhood vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old

The Public Health Commission, made up of technicians from the Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities, has approved the childhood vaccine for boys and girls between 5 and 11 years old. It is expected that Spain will receive the first doses of Pfizer -1.3 million injections- on December 13 and that in the following days, once it is distributed, the minors will begin to be inoculated.

The approved pediatric vaccine is manufactured by Pfizer, comes in two doses and does not require dissolution, Health Minister Carolina Darias said last week. The one marketed by Moderna is about to receive approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Regarding the organization of this new phase in the strategy, it will be each community who establishes the “modality” to face this new phase of the vaccination strategy, the Minister of Health has advanced from Brussels, where she attends a meeting of Ministers of Health of The EU, although it has not clarified whether the Government is in favor or not of the process being carried out in schools, reports Europa Press.

The rate of cases in children under 11 is the highest of all age groups: 412.10 infections reported per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the latest data update, corresponding to last Friday.