World's first country to introduce compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for children: details

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 The first country in the world introduced compulsory vaccination against COVID-19 for children: details

Children will be vaccinated with the drug produced by BioNTech/Pfizer.

Costa Rica is the first in the world to introduce compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5 to 11. March next year.

This is stated in the message of the local Ministry of Health.

“In our country, vaccines included in the main table established by the CNVE are mandatory for minors, in particular chickenpox vaccines , poliomyelitis, recently against human papillomavirus, included in 2017, and immunization against COVID-19 is included this year. it will begin in Costa Rica in March 2022. For this, the country will purchase 3.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, President Carlos Alvarado said.

According to The Tico Times, about 1.5 million of them will vaccinate children, the rest of the doses will go to the third, booster vaccinations for adults.

According to the Costa Rican Social Security Fund on November 2, 73% of the population aged 12 to 19 received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Since October 25, vaccination of adolescents aged 12 years and older has been open in the general procedure.

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