Sweden – Vaccination of some children aged 5 to 11 approved by the Public Health Service

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Children aged 5 to 11 who are particularly susceptible to upper respiratory infections should be vaccinated against Covid-19, the Swedish Public Health Service announced today.

Until now, the Swedish authorities have recommended that children aged 12 and over be vaccinated, and the EU has recommended that children aged 5 to 11 be immunized due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus Omicron strain.

How the decision was justified

“Based on the current situation, data and discussions with the Swedish Pediatric Association and the Medical Products Service, the Public Health Service recommends vaccination against covid-19 for some groups of children who are generally particularly susceptible to upper body infections. respiratory “, the service pointed out in its announcement.

The number of new Covid-19 cases has risen in Sweden in recent weeks, and the government is expected to announce tougher measures later today.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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