Private hospitals begin talks with schools for kids’ vaccination – ET HealthWorld

Leading private hospitals in the country have started discussions with various schools to host clinics to provide Covid-19 vaccinations as soon as vaccines are available, people in the know told ET. Max Healthcare said it is exploring tieups with various leading schools to support the government’s vaccination drive as and when it allows for the paediatric population. Fortis Healthcare said, “As and when the approved vaccine for children between 2-18 years is rolled out, the hospital is planning to tie up with schools, colleges and housing societies to vaccinate the…

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Germany approves vaccinations for over-12 – ET HealthWorld

Berlin: Germany’s standing committee on vaccination, the Stiko, has given the go-ahead for all young people above the age of 12 to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The country’s disease control agency said Monday the Stiko found that especially data from the United States, where almost 10 million adolescents have been vaccinated, show that the benefits of the vaccines outweigh the risks for children and teenagers. The Stiko said vaccinations are now also recommended because the committee expects that children are at a higher risk of catching COVID-19 during the…

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