Australia Considers Immunizing Corona Virus Vaccine for Children

Australia Considers Immunizing Corona Virus Vaccine for Children

Australia will start immunizing the coronavirus vaccine for children under the age of 12 in January 2022. Australia has been one of the leading countries in providing injectable coronavirus vaccines.

Ummatimes - Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said medical regulators were currently evaluating safety and health data for administering coronavirus vaccine injections to children aged 5-11 years. A decision on this may not be made this year.

"It is estimated that the first batch of immunizations for children will be carried out in January 2022, hopefully early January. But the regulator will decide at the earliest possible time," Hunt said.

Earlier this month, the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States has recommended the use of the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech brand of corona virus vaccine to be given to children aged 5 to 11 years. This recommendation was also approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

John Frewen, Head of the Covid-19 Task Force in Australia, said in an interview with The Age newspaper that his party had stockpiled the necessary amount of (coronavirus vaccine) in stock.

"We've bought enough supplies to give boosters (vaccines) to toddlers," said Frewen.

As of Friday, November 12, 2021, Australia has immunized the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in nearly 90 per cent of its citizens aged 16 and over. There are 83 per cent of Australians who have received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

Data from the Australian Ministry of Health shows that the country has also provided 57 percent of the Covid-19 vaccine to children aged 12-15 years. The high number of citizens who have received the corona virus vaccine has become the basis for Australia's decision to partially open its international border area this month for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.