The Swiss health authorities will start giving the Pfizer / BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to children aged 5-11 from next month and recommend that children take two doses.
“If they wish, parents or legal guardians can have their child vaccinated on an individual assessment of the benefits and risks as soon as the vaccine is available,” the Federal Office of Public Health said today.
The supply of vaccines is expected to be available from the beginning of January, he added.
The recommendation is for children whose health is already at serious risk due to a chronic condition. Vaccination is recommended as a priority for children who are in close contact with people at high risk, within the same household, who can not receive protection from the vaccine because, for example, they have a weakened immune system, it is stressed.