IANS | 24 Nov, 2022
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has updated its
recommendations on the use of Covid-19 vaccines for children younger
than 12 years.
In the future, it is no longer
recommended to offer vaccinations to healthy children aged five to 11
because they have a very low risk of severe Covid-19 disease, Hanna
Nohynek, chief physician at the THL, said.
According to the
updates, the health authority recommends Covid-19 vaccines for children
aged five to 11 only if they belong to risk groups.
between six months and four years who belong to risk groups should be
vaccinated under individual medical supervision, the health authority
said in a press release on Wednesday.
"Children of this age who
have an underlying disease that may predispose them to serious Covid-19
disease can benefit from the basic series of Covid-19 vaccinations,"
said the THL.
Vaccination recommendations for children and adolescents aged 12 to 17 remain unchanged.