March 23, 2023

Covid-19: the High Authority for Health gives the green light to the vaccination of adolescents

EXCLUSIVE – Experts believe that protecting the youngest would help them get back to a more normal life as quickly as possible.

For the High Authority for Health (HAS), it is confirmed: adolescents aged 12 and over must be able to be vaccinated against Covid with the vaccine from Pfizer / BioNTech, experts judge in a document that Le Figaro was able to consult, ahead of the publication of their opinion on Thursday. It remains to set a precise timetable, on which the Minister of Health Olivier Véran must speak this evening on TF1.

On the merits, the opinion of the HAS did not make much mystery: already authorized from 16 years old, the RNA vaccine of Pfizer / BioNTech obtained on May 28 the green light from the European Medicines Agency to vaccinate the teenagers. Others should follow, starting with Moderna, which must file its case shortly.

The clinical trials carried out by the two laboratories show very good efficacy and equally good safety of their products in 12-15 year olds. No serious cases have occurred in the vaccinees (cohorts, however, few in number for a very low risk in

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