MaltaToday was informed by the Health Ministry that 5,803 youth between the ages of 12 and 15 have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The ministry revealed that 16,200 invitations were sent out to this age group, with 10,892 having recited at least one dose. The invitations were rolled out at the end of June as the EMA approved the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine for the same age group. No major concerns in terms of side effects were recorded.
Under-15-year-olds will be issued a vaccine certificate through a PIN code which can be used as an alternative to the ID document number which adults find on the back of their ID cards. The children’s parents or guardians will receive important details through SMS. As the vaccination rolls out, 762,832 COVID vaccine jabs were administered up until Tuesday. As of writing this article, 385,049 people are fully vaccinated, meaning that 84.8% of the adult population is fully immunised against the pandemic.
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