Covid-19: what about the vaccination of minors around the world?
From June 15, in France, 12-18 year olds will be able to be vaccinated. Update on the measures adopted in other countries of the world, and the analysis of Robert Cohen, pediatrician and infectious disease specialist at the intercommunal hospital of Créteil (Val-de-Marne).
President Emmanuel Macron has announced that adolescents aged 12 to 18 will be able to be vaccinated from June 15. Florent Boutet, journalist for France Televisions, was live in the 23 hours of franceinfo to take stock of the situation in other countries of the world. In the United States, the vaccine was validated in May and 24% of that age group received at least one dose. The country is even studying vaccination for 2 to 11 year olds. In Canada, enlargement will begin at the end of June and parental authorization will be compulsory for children under 14.
Italian teenagers eligible from June 3
In the United Arab Emirates, vaccination for adolescents has been possible since May, while in Singapore, it begins on June 3. High school students will have priority and will receive their time slot by SMS. In Israel, 60% of 16-18 year olds have been vaccinated, but the vaccine is not yet available to those who are younger. Italy will follow suit on June 3, it will be June 7 in Germany. “We think it’s a good idea. Pediatricians and infectious disease specialists were in favor of vaccinating adolescents, not children. On the other hand, it’s always difficult to vaccinate teens, they don’t routinely go to clinics. centers, doctor or pediatrician. It will probably be necessary to organize a school vaccination “, estimates Robert Cohen, pediatrician and infectious disease specialist at the intercommunal hospital of Créteil (Val-de-Marne).