A girl receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in Paris, France. Vaccination against Covid-19 will be proposed to children aged 5 to 11 years from December 22 “if all goes well”, said French Minister of Health Olivier Veran. Photo: AFP
A girl receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in Paris, France. Vaccination against Covid-19 will be proposed to children aged 5 to 11 years from December 22 “if all goes well”, said French Minister of Health Olivier Veran. Photo: AFP

Portugal, France to vaccinate younger children in fight against Omicron variant

  • Portugal began jabbing over-fives on Saturday, while France plans to begin rolling out injections for the same age group on Wednesday, following other nations already inoculating many youngsters
  • But EU health agency says vaccines alone take too long; measures like mask-wearing, distance working, preventing crowds essential to reduce burden on health care systems in time available

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A girl receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in Paris, France. Vaccination against Covid-19 will be proposed to children aged 5 to 11 years from December 22 “if all goes well”, said French Minister of Health Olivier Veran. Photo: AFP
A girl receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in Paris, France. Vaccination against Covid-19 will be proposed to children aged 5 to 11 years from December 22 “if all goes well”, said French Minister of Health Olivier Veran. Photo: AFP
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