STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish kids elderly 5-11 who’re delicate to higher respiration tract infections must be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, the rustic’s Public Well being Company mentioned on Tuesday.
Sweden had prior to now beneficial vaccination from the age of 12, whilst EU has beneficial kids elderly 5-11 be vaccinated amid fears in regards to the fast unfold of the brand new Omicron variant.
“In response to the present scenario, proof and discussions with the Swedish Pediatric Affiliation and the Scientific Merchandise Company, the Well being Company recommends vaccination in opposition to COVID-19 to positive teams of youngsters who’re typically further delicate to higher respiration tract infections,” the Well being Company mentioned in a remark.
The Nordic nation has observed infections surge in fresh weeks, if from ranges beneath maximum Ecu international locations, and the Swedish executive is predicted to announce tightened restrictions in a while Tuesday.
(Reporting by way of Helena Soderpalm; Modifying by way of Simon Johnson)