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Warsaw launches COVID-19 vaccinations for children

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Parents can register their children aged 5 to 11 for the COVID-19 vaccination. Children will get the Pfizer vaccination. In city vaccination centres preparations have already started.

According to Ministry of Health guidelines, referrals for the vaccination of children born between 2010 and 2016 will be issued on 12-13 December and the registration for vaccination starts on 14 December after midnight. The pediatric vaccines will come to Poland soon.

Another wave of the pandemic brings alarming data about young children who end up in hospital because of coronavirus. Because of that it is so important to use new options  of fighting COVID-19, namely vaccines for children aged 5 to 11. Within the “Warsaw vaccinates” action, from next Saturday, 18 December, children can be vaccinated in one of the many vaccination centres in the city. We guarantee the care of qualified personnel there, informs Rafał Trzaskowski, the Mayor of Warsaw.

According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), children aged 5 to 11 will get a two-dose mRNA vaccine Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech) in the pediatric dose of 10 micrograms/dose (0.2 ml). The second dose of the vaccine will be administered after three weeks. Each time eligibility for vaccination of children aged 5-11 is verified by a physician.

We estimate that there is more than 130,000 children aged 5-11. We hope that during Christmas preparations parents will find a moment to vaccinate their child against COVID-19, adds the Deputy Mayor Renata Kaznowska.

Warsaw is the leader of vaccination against coronavirus among big cities in Poland so far more than 70% of Capital City’s residents have been vaccinated with at least one dose. In the group of older children and teenagers (12-19), who can be vaccinated from June this year more than 72% are vaccinated with at least one dose.

More information on vaccination against COVID-19 in the city’s establishments:
https://zdrowie.um.warszawa.pl/warszawaszczepi

Source: https://um.warszawa.pl/-/warszawa-rusza-z-akcja-szczepien-dzieci-przeciw-covid-19