Cabinet gives green light for vaccination of people 12 years and over

Minister of Health Michalis Hadjipantelas has announced that beginning on Monday, 2 of August, citizens 12 years of age and older can be vaccinated with mRna technology vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna), following a recommendation by the Scientific Advisory Committee on the coronavirus and the Cyprus Paediatric Society.

In statements on Friday after the Council of Ministers` meeting, Hadjipantelas said that vaccination is voluntary and parents or legal guardians` consent is needed.

He noted that in several countries of the European Union, such as France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Greece as of today, they are vaccinating children aged 12-15, in an effort to achieve greater protection of the population.

Source: Cyprus News Agency