Dutch children aged 5 to 11 will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination starting January 18, the National Institute for Public Health said on Monday
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 17th January, 2022) Dutch children aged 5 to 11 will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination starting January 18, the National Institute for Public Health said on Monday.
“Starting on 18 January 2022, parents of children aged 5-11 years will receive a letter with information about COVID-19 vaccination for their child or children. An appointment… can also be scheduled as of 18 January,” a statement read.
Most children hardly have COVID-19 symptoms but a small number of them risk becoming seriously ill, according to the agency.
Vaccination helps prevent complications that require hospitalization or intensive care, it said. A small dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be used, the statement said.
The country’s Health Council recommended on December 3 that 5-to-11-year-olds who are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should be vaccinated. The advisory was updated on December 10 to include all children in this age group.