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Daily Mail: Children under 12 years old will be vaccinated with the Corona vaccine next September

A report by the British newspaper "Daily Mail" revealed that children under the age of 12 will receive coronavirus vaccines from next September to avoid the third wave in Britain, as the plan indicated that English school children will receive a single dose when they return to school after the summer.

According to the report, there are plans to give the vaccine to British people over the age of 50 to get booster vaccines in the fall amid fears of the types of corona sweeping Europe, and this comes at a time when experts say that vaccines should be able to control the epidemic as they published new data In the real world in the UK, vaccines are shown to reduce infection and reduce transmission.

Although it is controversial, the vaccination of children is considered necessary for the UK to continue its war against Corona, and it is also said that health officials are looking at vaccinating children as young as five years old starting in July in the worst-case scenario to confront the outbreak of the epidemic.

Although children are less likely than the elderly to be severely affected by the virus, they can pass it on to those who suffer from it.

Pfizer started the trial of the Corona vaccine for children at the level of the United States through a study that will continue in 3 stages, and this study will evaluate the safety, tolerability and immunity of the Pfizer vaccine in healthy children between the ages of 6 months and 11 years.

"This is a much needed study and will help us to continue gathering evidence about the effectiveness of a vaccine already developed in younger populations, including children and infants," said Dr. Barbara Bahoud, research director leading the trial at Mercy Children's.

She added: "While the virus affected more adults, children also died and were taken to hospital, and our goal is for Corona virus to become another disease that can be prevented with vaccines."