COVID-19: Ireland to offer coronavirus vaccine to adolescents aged 12-15 | World News

Ireland could offer coronavirus vaccines to adolescents aged 12-15 as early as next month after opening its programme to 16 and 17-year olds on Tuesday.

Ireland‘s highly successful COVID-19 vaccine programme is running at one of the fastest rates in Europe, with almost 70% of its adult population fully vaccinated and more than 84% partially protected with the first of two doses.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA), which has approved both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines for use in teenagers, has encouraged EU member states to offer vaccines to those as young as 12.

(L-R) Siobhan Kinsella, Debbie Maguire and Emma Darcy enjoying a drink in Slattery's Bar in Dublin
Siobhan Kinsella, Debbie Maguire and Emma Darcy enjoyed a drink in Dublin after indoor dining reopened for those who are fully vaccinated or who have had COVID in the last six months

The UK only offers jabs to adolescents aged 12-15 if they are at increased risk from the virus.

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