More than 50,000 children registered for coronavirus vaccine in Czechia

Close to 51,000 children have been signed up for a coronavirus vaccine since registrations opened for people between the ages of 12 to 15 last Friday, news site Novinky.cz reports. Hospitals are reporting a relatively high interest among parents who want to get their children vaccinated. Roughly 18,000 children have already received a date for their first vaccine dose and more than 4,700 have already received their first jab of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Parents who sign up their child for the vaccine are also required to accompany the minor to the vaccination centre and have to provide written confirmation that they agree to their child receiving the jab, although in some centres a verbal agreement is sufficient.

In total, 8.6 million vaccine doses have been injected since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The State Institute for Drug Control has received 6,305 reports of side effects, most commonly ranging from fevers, headaches and chills.

Author: Tom McEnchroe