The European Union (EU) will have anticovid vaccines for kids developed by laboratories Pfizer / BioNTech from December 13th, announced this Wednesday the president of the European Comission, Ursula von der Leyen.
The senior German official revealed that she had maintained contact on Tuesday with those laboratories, and noted that “they are in a position to speed up the production… In other words, vaccines for children will be available for him December 13th“.
This announcement about the possibility of having vaccines for children comes at a time when the EU still looking to get a more accurate idea of the eventual impact of the new variant of the coronavirus, baptized Omicron.
According to Von der Leyen, they will still be needed “About 100 days” so that the scientific community can adapt its response with vaccines to this variant.
For the World Health Organization (OMS), the variant Omicron It represents “A very high risk” for everyone.
For this reason, Von der Leyen expressed his conviction that the time had come to discuss the mandatory nature of vaccination antiCovid in the EU.
I think it is understandable and appropriate to lead this debate now, how we can encourage and potentially think about mandatory vaccination within the European Union. This needs to be discussed. It requires a common approach, but it is a discussion that I think should be carried out, “he said.