Vaccine for children 5-11 years old, Sileri: “At the start of December” – Chronicle

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Rome, November 24, 2021 – Sul vaccine anti-Covid to children between 5 and 11 years the decision of the EMA it could be anticipated already between today and tomorrow. This was stated by the president ofAifa, Giorgio Palù. Following the EMA’s decision, “an AIFA decision may arrive within 24 hours” and on when the anti-Covid vaccinations in Italy could start in children 5-11, Palù underlined “also possible from Monday“. The EMA then decides five days earlier than the announced date of November 29. Today could therefore be day X not only for government measures to stem the Coronavirus nightmare, but also for vaccines for children.

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For the first of December the vaccine will be available for children between 5 and 11 years of age “, specifies Undersecretary of Health, Pierpaolo Deletes. “Children need to be vaccinated because if they get sick there is a risk that they will have serious complications. And we need to talk about the Long Covid, because perhaps the 40-year-old does not go to intensive care but as well as in the children afterwards there may be disturbances that last a long time, because the virus attacks more organs “, added Sileri.

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“From a logistical point of view to vaccinate children will be used to a large extent existing hubs with paths dedicated to children. We need transparent information and explain to parents why they need to be vaccinated “, concluded Sileri.

The Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza confirmed, after the cdm on the Super green pass: “The first step is Ema’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children in the reduced dose. Already tomorrow or within this week. Then Aifa will decide with an opinion aligned with Ema and then we await Pfizer’s delivery of the pediatric doses, and this in the third decade of December. In the meantime we will carry out a communication campaign and I believe that the indication we will give will be to listen to pediatricians and doctors “.

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