As a 20year old is being treated for COVID-19, scientist says vaccinating children offers same risk & benefit

The youngest patient with COVID is 20 years old and is receiving treatment at the Reference Hospital, Scientific director of the General Hospitals of Larnaca – Famagusta, Amalia Hatzigianni, told CNA.

At the same time, Lecturer at European University Cyprus Zoi Dorothea Pana told CNA that the balance of benefit and risk from vaccinating 16-17 year-olds against COVID-19 with mRNA technology vaccines is very similar to that of adults.

According to Hatzigianni, 26 people are being treated for COVID, four are in the Increased Care Unit.

Source: Cyprus News Agency