Ecuador Start Vaccination of Children Under 12 Years Old

22/07/2021
Ecuador Start Vaccination of Children Under 12 Years Old

Ecuador started the COVID-19 vaccination of children, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday.

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According to the authorities, minors under 12 years old with vulnerable health conditions are prioritized. The Ministry explained that the safety of the Pfizer vaccine in this segment of the population had been verified.

"@Salud_Ec vaccinated children with aggravating diseases against COVID-19 from the Cecilia Rivadeneira Foundation."

Moreover, the Ministry remarked that minors over 12 years old would be vaccinated from September 2021.

The Ministry aims to vaccinate 9 million minors in 100 days. The vaccination of children comes amid an increase of Delta variant cases across all national territories.