Covid-19: vaccination campaign opens to over-12s

Anyone over the age of 12 can register to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as of Thursday, the same day Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó is in Prague to present a gift of 100,000 Pfizer/BioNTech doses to the Czech Republic.

The European Medicines Agency in May approved the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children aged 12 and over while other brands are undergoing testing. An estimated 456,500 children aged 12 to 15 can now register for the jab, according to the Czech Statistical Office.

However, the Society of General Practitioners for Children is concerned that adults – especially those reluctant or unwilling to have themselves vaccinated – will not register their children.

Author: Brian Kenety