Vaccination for 5- to 11-year-olds: Italy gives green light to Pfizer vaccine
Sylvie Claire / December 2, 2021
Children aged 5 to 11 years will be able to receive one third of the dose given to adolescents and adults. According to the Italian agency's recommendation, they will be able to receive two doses of the vaccine three weeks apart.
Although Covid-19 symptoms are weaker in children, the Italian agency found that vaccination is still beneficial because it allows them to continue going to school and participating in activities, which is important for their development.
According to available data, the vaccine is proven effective and safe. In Italy, about 87.5% of people over 12 years of age have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at this stage.
On Wednesday, authorities counted nearly 15,100 new coronavirus infections in the country, and just over 100 deaths in 24 hours.