CALL FOR VACCINATION | Message from Jared Polis. (Photo / El Comercio de Colorado)
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Jared Polis, governor of Colorado, ensures that the state is prepared to begin vaccinating children under 16 years of age. “In a few days we will be authorized to vaccinate children between 12 and 15 years of age,” Polis assured. The US pharmaceutical Pfizer asked US authorities to give the green light for emergency vaccinations on children within this age group.
The green light from Washington is expected to come in the second week of May. In clinical trials, the vaccine developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech showed an efficacy of 100 per age group. “Immunizing children, who make up about 20 percent of the US population is essential to ending the coronavirus pandemic. We would achieve herd immunity by vaccinating children,” said the governor.
Compulsory Vaccination in Universities
Polis believes that college students should get vaccinated to return to face-to-face classes in the fall. “To be healthy, university students must be vaccinated; much more, if these students live in the dormitories. And all the teachers should be vaccinated as well,” said Polis, who highlighted that the mobile vaccination unit carried out a vaccination session at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
“You have to get vaccinated. Current vaccines are effective and safe. I got covid-19. I’ve also experienced what it feels like to get the vaccine. And I tell you, the vaccine only left me a very slight pain in my arm. What I experienced while I was recovering from the virus was much worse,” this was the message from Polis for those who have not yet decided to get vaccinated. “The effects of the vaccine are very mild, and it saves lives,” he concluded.
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