First EU country backs Covid jabs for 5 year olds — Analysis

The Danish National Board of Health recommended that all children between 5 and 11 years old be given Covid-19 vaccines. This was the first EU country to do so.

Helene Probst was the Deputy Director of National Board of Health and stated that it came at a difficult time for Nordic countries, given the increasing number of Covid cases. “We have seen a worrying infection in the hospitals, and that the number of hospitalizations has risen to over 400,”Sie stated.

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We now have approvals for children aged five to eleven years. This is what we need. The world is still reeling from an epidemic, and we are facing a historical health crisis.

The board’s recommendation comes after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended on Thursday that the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine could be safely used in children from the age of five.

Probst explained that children within the age range were not at increased risk from severe Covid-19. However, it was important to vaccinate them in order to protect their loved ones and family. “We want to break those chains of infection with the vaccination,”Elle added.

However, the National Board of Health has not yet set a target number for vaccinations that should be given to children aged 5 to 11. “But if we reach 70 percent, then it will be good,”Probst stated this to media.

This booklet is provided by government to inform parents about how they can vaccinate their child. 



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