International locations vaccinating youngsters towards Covid-19

A well being employee prepares to inoculate a toddler with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine towards the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), through the vaccine rollout for kids with comorbidities, in Pasig Metropolis, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 15, 2021. PASIG CITY PUBLI

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE have requested U.S. regulators to authorize their COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in youngsters aged 5-11, with an knowledgeable panel to the Meals and Drug Administration scheduled to satisfy later this month to assessment information.

However with many elements of the world nonetheless awaiting doses for extra weak folks, the World Well being Organisation has urged international locations and firms that management the worldwide provide of the vaccines to prioritize provide to COVAX.

The next is a listing of some international locations which have authorised or are contemplating vaccinating youngsters:

EU COUNTRIES
* In June, Denmark stated it will provide COVID-19 photographs to youngsters aged 12-15 to spice up its total immunity towards the virus.
* France has began vaccinating these from 12 years upwards, supplied they’ve parental consent.
* Germany in August agreed to make vaccination obtainable to all youngsters aged 12-17.
* Austria has began vaccinating youngsters aged 12-15.
* Estonia might begin vaccinating youngsters by the autumn, public broadcaster ERR reported, citing the pinnacle of the federal government’s COVID-19 council.
* Hungary began vaccinating 16 to 18-year-olds in mid-Might, in line with Xinhua information company.
* Italy on Might 31 authorised extending the usage of Pfizer’s vaccine to 12-15 12 months olds.
* Lithuania’s prime minister stated the nation might begin vaccinating youngsters from age 12 in June, information web site Delfi reported.
* Spain begun vaccinating youngsters between 12 and 17 years outdated round two weeks earlier than the educational 12 months in September, the well being minister stated.
* Swedish PM says youngsters aged 12-15 might be provided COVID vaccine later this autumn.
* Greece in July stated youngsters aged 12-15 may very well be vaccinated towards COVID-19 with Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna photographs.
* Finland’s capital Helsinki in June stated it can start giving COVID-19 vaccines to youngsters aged 12 to fifteen who’re liable to contracting a extreme coronavirus an infection.

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EUROPE (NON-EU)
* Britain’s high medical advisers in September beneficial that 12 to 15-year-olds obtain a primary dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
* Switzerland authorised on June 4 vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds with Pfizer’s shot, whereas Moderna’s shot was authorised in August for the age group.
* In September, Norway began to supply one dose of Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to youngsters aged 12 to fifteen
* San Marino has opened vaccinations for kids aged 12-15, reported San Marino RTV, citing its Institute for Social Safety.

MIDDLE EAST
* The United Arab Emirates stated in August rolled out China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to youngsters aged 3-17.

ASIA-PACIFIC
* Indonesia on June 28 beneficial China’s Sinovac vaccine for kids aged 12-17.
* An advisory committee to the Indian regulator beneficial emergency use of Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 shot within the 2 to 18 age-group. The regulator’s nod is awaited.
* New Zealand’s medicines regulator has provisionally authorised use of Pfizer’s vaccine for 12-15 12 months olds, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated on June 21.
* Australia stated on Sept. 12 it can increase its COVID-19 vaccination drive to incorporate round a million youngsters aged 12-15.
* China on June 5 authorised emergency use of Sinovac’s vaccine for these between three and 17.
* Hong Kong stated on June 3 it will open its vaccine scheme to youngsters over the age of 12.
* Singapore opened up its vaccination programme to adolescents aged 12-18 from June 1.
* Japan on Might 28 authorised the usage of Pfizer’s vaccine for these aged 12 and above.
* The Philippines on Might 26 determined to permit the Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for emergency use in youngsters aged 12-15.
* Jordan in July begun vaccinating youngsters aged 12 years and older towards COVID-19.

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AMERICAS
* The COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech would be the just one utilized in Mexico for at-risk youngsters aged 12-17.
* Brazil on June 11 authorised use of Pfizer’s vaccine for kids over 12.
* Chile has authorised use of Pfizer’s vaccine for 12 to 16-year-olds.
* Pfizer and BioNTech have requested U.S. regulators to authorize emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. An advisory committee to the FDA will meet later this month to assessment the info.
* Canada in early Might authorised use of Pfizer’s vaccine to be used in youngsters aged 12-15. The nation has totally vaccinated extra that 80% of its eligible inhabitants ages 12 and over.
* Cuba’s vaccination marketing campaign contains youngsters as younger as two.

AFRICA
* South Africa will begin vaccinating youngsters between the ages of 12 and 17 subsequent week utilizing the Pfizer vaccine