The first tranche of the anti-COVID vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old will be delivered to Romania between January 21 and 25, the Ministry of Health informed in a release to Agerpres.
114,000 doses will be distributed to vaccination centres for administration to children in this age group.
“Between January 21 and 25, 2022, the manufacturer will deliver the first installment of the pediatric vaccine against COVID-19 for the vaccination of children aged 5-11. It is about 114,000 doses that will be distributed to vaccination centres for administration to children of the mentioned age group,” the Ministry states.
The RoVaccinare platform informed last Thursday that the immunisation can be carried out both in the established vaccination centres and in the family doctors’ offices.
According to the RoVaccination platform, in children aged 5 to 11 years, the dose of Comirnaty (Pfizer) is lower than that used in people over 12 years of age (10 micrograms compared to 30 micrograms), but as in the case of the other age groups, the vaccine is given as a 2-dose schedule, separated by 21 days, intramuscularly.
“The risk of myocarditis in children between the ages of 5 and 11 is extremely low, well below that observed for the 12-17 age group. Only 12 cases of myocarditis have been reported in 8.7 million doses administered in the United States in this age category. In boys, no case has been recorded after dose number 1, with 4.3 cases recorded after dose number 2 per one million doses administered, with a baseline rate of myocarditis in the unvaccinated population being of 0.2 – 1.9 cases per million people within seven days,” the same source said.
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