Vaccinations for children under 11 years of age will begin to be administered on Wednesday 15 December at health centres and vaccination points in the afternoon and at weekends.
And already this Monday, 13 December, they will be able to start requesting appointments for a first age group ranging from 11, 10 and 9 years of age.
According to the Andalusian Regional Minister for Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, “a top-down vaccination strategy” will be implemented in the 11 to 5 age group. And within this age group, priority will be given to the so-called group 7, according to the health official, “children with immunodeficiency problems, with treatments and oncology patients”.
The first dose of the Covid vaccine for children from 5 to 11 years of age will be administered in health centres, at agreed vaccination points, through the eight mobile units, and schools will be used in rural areas of Andalusia.
The Regional Health Minister confirmed that children aged 5 to 11 will receive a third of the dose prescribed for adults, while children aged 12 will receive the same dosage as adults.
The vaccine can be requested for children born between 2010 and 2012, and it is compulsory that they attend the appointment accompanied by their parents, legal guardians or with their authorisation. Appointments will therefore be made in the afternoon and at weekends.