Pediatricians in Italy recommend Covid vaccination for children from 12 years of age

A document published by paediatricians in Italy is recommending that children between the ages of 12 and 15 be given the vaccine against COVID-19.

In Italy, the number of children and young people (0-18 years old) who died after hitting COVID-19 amounted to 26 while another 640 thousand were infected with the virus.

For this reason and to help reduce the spread of the virus, but mainly due to the risk of generating a more infectious variant, experts within the Italian Pediatric Society (SIP) have prepared a document in which they are recommending the vaccination for “all children and adolescents from 12 years of age”.

In this document they list 8 recommendations and also explain that the administration of the vaccine in this cohort will help to prevent children of similar ages from losing more schooling as has happened in recent years due to school closures.

The SIP said that children can be given any vaccine, as long as it is approved by the European Medicines Agency EMA or AIFA, the Italian Medicines Agency.