Vaccination of adolescents: what is the benefit-risk balance? We answer all your questions

Vaccination of adolescents: what is the benefit-risk balance? We answer all your questions
Vaccination of adolescents: what is the benefit-risk balance? We answer all your questions

Vaccination is now open to adolescents aged 12 to 15 in Belgium. While they usually do not develop severe forms of Covid-19, they may still have a role in transmitting the virus.

The interministerial Health conference, meeting this Wednesday morning, gave the green light to the vaccination of 12-15 year olds with Pfizer. However, parental authorization will be required for vaccination.

And although adolescents develop fewer severe forms of the virus, their role in transmitting the virus is not zero. We take stock of all your questions with Pierre Coulie, immunologist and professor at the Institut de Duve at UCLouvain.

Why do you want to vaccinate teens when they have very few severe forms of Covid?

First of all, it should be emphasized that there is “a direct and indirect individual benefit” as well as “a collective benefit from the vaccination of adolescents against Covid” …

 
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