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Children’s vaccination not mandatory, but will require parental consent

Inoculating children aged 12-15 against Covid-19 is still under consideration by the National Vaccinations Committee, its head professor Maria Theodoridou said on Monday.

The committee’s final decision could concern high-risk children as opposed to all of them, she elaborated.

Although not mandatory, vaccination will require parental consent, she added.

Citing medical studies, she pointed out that children’s’ vaccinations in the United States and in Canada are 100 pct effective, as none of the 1,005 children inoculated there so far have shown signs on infection.

Vaccinating children prevents the coronavirus’ spread to adults and is the main drive for eventually deciding in favor of it, she noted.

There has been some talk recently about the inoculation of children against Covid-19, but authorities have reiterated that decisions will be taken before the start of the new school year in September.

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