Anti-Covid-19 vaccine – All children between the ages of 5 and 11 can be vaccinated on a single parent contract

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The immunization campaign has been extended to all children between the ages of 5 and 11 from December 22, 2021. From January 25, 2022, a single parent contract is sufficient to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11. Children can be vaccinated at vaccination centers and in medical procedures. With which vaccine? How do you get your child vaccinated? Service – Public.fr Provides an update on childhood immunizations.

In the opinion of the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE), December 16, 2021

What is a vaccine for children?

The pediatric vaccine is a pediatric form of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is given to people over 12 years of age in three times lower doses than the adult form of the injected vaccine. An orange cap is placed on the bottles to clearly distinguish them from adult doses (including purple caps) and to avoid any errors.

On November 25, 2021, the European Medicines Agency issued a European marketing approval for this vaccine.

How much dose?

The dose depends on whether your child is already infected with Covid-19. A serological rapid diagnostic orientation test (TROD), with a light needle at the end of a finger, makes it possible to detect a virus infection within minutes.

  • For a child who has not been infected with Covid-19, the full immunization schedule is 2 doses of the vaccine at 21-day intervals.
  • If the child is already infected with Covid-19, they will receive only one dose. The 2-month period between SARS-CoV-2 infection and a vaccination should be respected. Once two months have elapsed, evidence of past infection (PCR, antigenic or serological test results) or positive TROD results must be presented.

In case of Kovid-19 infection after the first dose:

  • If the child becomes infected more than 15 days after the first dose of the vaccine, they will not need to take the second dose. In fact, it can then be considered that the infection represents a stimulus equivalent to the second dose of the vaccine.
  • If children become infected less than 15 days after the first dose of vaccination, they should be given a second dose within 2 months of infection. Indeed, it can be considered that immunosuppression induced by two stimuli is not equivalent to immunosuppression induced by a complete vaccine in a timely manner (a dose of the vaccine and infection by the virus at intervals of less than 15 days).

How are you?

Vaccination of children is not compulsory.

Vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 years is preceded by a pre-vaccination medical interview, at the place of vaccination, which allows contraindications to be canceled and leads to prescription.

This is when the health professional answers the child’s and parents’ questions, reassuring them and giving them all the necessary additional information.

A medical questionnaire adapted for children

Vaccination of children requires the presence of at least one assistant parent. A parental consent form

Where to get your child vaccinated?

It is possible for children to be vaccinated:

  • An immunization center with dedicated receptions and appointments (list available at sante.fr)
  • In the city, with a general practitioner, pediatrician or any other medical specialist, in a pharmacy, nursing or midwifery practice. Vaccination is possible at home (doctor, nurse);
  • Some Maternal and Child Protection Services (PMI) vaccines may be given.

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