Adolescents can make vaccination appointments from Friday

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Teenagers will be ready to start producing appointments to be vaccinated towards coronavirus with the Biontech/Pfizer vaccine from Friday, overall health minister Hugo de Jonge has declared.

Adolescents born in 2004 are the first to be invited to indicator up, with 16 and 15-calendar year-olds adhering to on in the upcoming number of times.

Ministers have agreed that all children aged 12 to 17 should really be supplied the alternative of vaccination. All those aged 12 to 16 must go over the challenge with their mother and father, when 17-yr-olds are free to decide for by themselves, De Jonge explained.

‘But children often have the very last phrase,’ he reported, including that even if their moms and dads disagree, youngsters are cost-free to make an appointment with their area health and fitness board.

The Dutch wellness council Gezondheidsraad has encouraged vaccinating teenagers to head off the risk of them producing coronavirus issues these kinds of as lengthy Covid, and to dampen the spread of the Delta variant of the virus.

De Jonge reported he desires to really encourage vaccination between the young to make absolutely sure that colleges do not have to be shut simply because of outbreaks immediately after the summertime vacations.

The Biontech/Pfizer is the only a person so considerably to be permitted for use in adolescents.

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