Thursday, November 25, 2021

 

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use in children between the ages of 5 and 11 years.

Children in the group will be given two injections, three weeks apart, into the muscle of the upper arm.

Earlier this week, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Ireland was ready to administer the vaccines to primary school children once the European regulators signed off on the decision.

However, it is likely to be the New Year before children in the cohort will get the jab in Ireland, given the logistics involved.

Meanwhile, the National Public Health Emergency Team meets today and is expected to consider proposals around increased mask wearing at outdoor events and possibly in primary schools.

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