Greece: 26% of coronavirus cases in a week are minors aged 4-18

Over the past week, from December 6 to December 12, 9377 new cases of coronavirus accounted for patients from 4 to 18 years old – this is 26%.

Actual data provided by EODY, taking into account the latest information on the pandemic in our country. The summary says, in part:

“The total number of patients aged 4 to 18 years was 9377 people in the week from December 6 to 12, which is 26% (4% more than the previous week) of the total number of people infected with COVID-19.”

In an effort to protect children as much as possible from dangerous infection, the Greek government introduced vaccinations for the 5-11 age group. In Greece, children can be vaccinated at primary health care facilities and hospitals in 75 districts of Greece. Gradually, the number of vaccination centers and medical centers will increase. Cruise vaccinations are planned to be launched in the islands and in remote areas of the country, as was organized with the first and second doses for all age groups.

Clinical studies on the effects of Pfizer vaccine on children over 5 years of age support the safety of the vaccine. A large vaccination study involving 2,000 children aged 5 to 11 years showed that the immune response to Comirnaty at a dose of 10 mcg was comparable to that observed at the maximum dose (30 mcg) at the age of 16 to 25 years. Effectiveness was estimated at 90.7% in preventing symptomatic COVID-19. The actual figure can range from 67.7% to 98.3%.

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