On Monday, adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17 and children over the age of 6 with comorbidities began to vaccinate against the coronavirus.
Madrid. (European media).-Chilean health officials reported Monday that schools will start vaccinating children aged 6-12 starting September 27.
Paula Daza, Deputy Minister of Health, made the point. She also pointed out that parents must authorise their children to receive vaccinations in writing.
The coronavirus vaccine was administered to adolescents aged 14-17 and children with comorbidities over 6 years old on Monday.
After Chile approved the use Sinovac vaccine in children older than 6 years, this news was announced. It is only approved for use by children older than 17 years. Sebastian Pinera, the Chilean President, announced that he would vaccinate minors at The education center.
Chile has vaccinated 72.3%. From a peak of 79,000 cases in June, the number of active cases has dropped to 3,160.
Comparable to the more expensive mRNA vaccinations, the Sinovac vaccine is much less effective in preventing infections. It accounts for around two-thirds the vaccines used here in Chile.