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Experts have advised vaccinating children aged 5-11

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Greece’s National Vaccination Committee has recommended the inoculation of children aged as young as five with a Covid jab, Health Minister Thanos Plevris said Thursday.

Health authorities currently vaccinate children over 12.

Plevris said the platform for the vaccination of younger children will open once Greece receives the vaccines whose dosage will be smaller, which is expected to happen later in December.

Regarding the second measure announced by the government to slow the spread of the pandemic, namely the distribution of free self-test kits to the entire population starting next week, Plevris said it was important that every person participate “so we can see where we are exactly with the epidemic and how we can contain it before the holidays.”

He also advised the public taking a self test before attending Christmas parties and gatherings and once again after the holidays, when a second free self-test will be distributed to all persons, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, after January 3.

[Kathimerini, AMNA]