The Polish Medical Council approved giving vaccinations to children in that age group, following the EU’s authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children as young as 12.
The first vaccines will be given to children on 7 June 2021. For now, the vaccination will be carried out at vaccination points, while in September it is planned to launch vaccinations in schools. Currently, children of 12 years of age and older can be vaccinated with Pfizer’s vaccine. Students aged 12 to 18 are a group of 2.58 million people, educating in a total of 24 thousand schools and other educational institutions.
“After analyzing and exchanging opinions with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Science, we agreed that for now the children will be vaccinated at population vaccination points and at common vaccination points”, said the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Michał Dworczyk. “There is an ongoing research for vaccinating children aged 7 to 12 years. The results will be known in September 2021. If they are positive, the government will also decide to vaccinate this group of children.” added Michał Dworczyk.