Norwegian immunologist: The vaccination of children should start immediately

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Children between the ages of five and eleven should get vaccinated against corona now, immunologist Anne Spurkland says. She believes that, as the omicron variant has been confirmed in Norway, the process shouldn’t be postponed.

The coronavirus vaccine was approved for use on children between the ages of five and eleven last week. But the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) will decide whether Norway should vaccinate children no earlier than January. Spurkland thinks that is too long to wait, according to P4.

“Now it also looks like the coronavirus is changing, (the new variant) is more contagious, and we know very little about it. 

“So parents should be able to make this choice already now,” Spurkland, who is a professor and immunologist at the University of Oslo, stated.

In recent weeks, the corona infection in Norway has been highest in the age group of 6 to 19 years.

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