In the coming weeks, the Czech Republic may offer vaccinations against COVID-19 to children at the age of 12 and older. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) must authorize Pfizer’s vaccine for this age group by the end of May. After the EU summit on Tuesday (May 25th), Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš revealed the news.
Babiš went on to say that he had asked European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to try to speed up the Pfizer vaccine shipments this summer. He also said that the Czech Republic should recognize vaccines that are vaccinated abroad.
The leaders of the EU countries have discussed the next joint steps against the pandemic on Tuesday, as part of the second day of the extraordinary summit. The Prime Minister stated that vaccination for children in the Czech Republic would be available soon after registration for people aged 16 to 29 opens, approximately on June 1st.
The heads of state and government also debated whether vaccinations administered in non-EU nations, such as the United States, could be recognized.