Covid-19: adolescents will be able to be vaccinated from June 15

EXCLUSIVE – Experts from the Haute Autorité de Santé believe that protecting the youngest would help them find a more normal life as quickly as possible.

Adolescents aged 12 and over will be able to be vaccinated from June 15, Emmanuel Macron announced this Wednesday afternoon during a trip to the Lot. It is thus ahead of an opinion from the High Authority for Health (HAS) whose publication is expected on Thursday: adolescents 12 years of age 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. Health Minister Olivier Véran is due to speak on the issue this Wednesday 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 just as good safety of their products.

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