- Chile, after efficiently vaccinating 90% of its goal inhabitants, has set eyes to vaccinate kids aged three and above.
- The Chinese language CoronaVac shot will likely be used within the immunisation drive. Chile makes use of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for teenagers aged between 16 and 18.
- Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina are also administering the Covid-19 pictures to three-year-olds.
SANTIAGO: Chile introduced it might begin vaccinating kids aged three and up in opposition to the coronavirus, after efficiently inoculating round 90 % of its preliminary goal inhabitants.
Youngsters beneath the brand new rollout will obtain the Chinese language CoronaVac shot already used for teenagers aged six to 15, the Public Well being Institute stated.
For 16 to 18-year-olds, Chile makes use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
The choice to make use of totally different pictures was based mostly on research with CoronaVac in China that confirmed the Chinese language vaccine had a better fee of adversarial reactions in older kids than in youthful ones, the institute stated.
Chile joins Venezuela, Colombia and neighbouring Argentina in vaccinating kids from age three.
Nicaragua and Cuba are vaccinating toddlers as younger as two.
Youthful kids can even begin getting vaccinated in Europe, the place the EU´s drug regulator on Thursday cleared the Pfizer/BioNTech shot to be used in kids aged 5 to 11.
Chile, with a inhabitants of 19 million, has to this point vaccinated some 13.eight million folks, over 90 % of its goal group of adults aged 18 and older.
Some 1.75 million folks have contracted the virus in Chile, and 38,000 have died, in response to official figures.