Greece: vaccination of adolescents 15-17 is approaching

In the near future, Greece is expected to approve vaccinations for the 15-17 age group with the underlying disease.

The National Vaccine Committee intends to approve the use of coronavirus vaccinations for teens in the coming days. Yorgos P. Chrusos – Member of the Committee, Professor of Pediatrics at EKPA, Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, tells SKAI:

“Of course, in the near future, in July, perhaps next Tuesday, vaccinations for children between the ages of 15 and 17, and later, possibly for younger children, will be approved.”

The professor explains that teenagers go to school, move around, communicate a lot, that is, they are no different from young people 18-20 years old. Initially, the priority will be the vaccination of adolescents from 15 to 17 years old with major diseases. In the future, the commission will consider the issue of vaccinations against coronavirus for children 12-15 years old. Yorgos Hrusos reassures parents that vaccines are tested in children, are effective, safe and do not cause complications.

Pfizer, the professor notes, is the only vaccine recommended for children of this age: “Thousands of children vaccinated in the United States are healthy.” However, he admits that, as with any vaccine, side effects cannot be 100% eliminated. However, such cases are extremely rare.

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