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Adolescents to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Azerbaijan

Christian Fernsby |
Citizens aged 16-18 in Azerbaijan will be vaccinated against coronavirus with the ‘mRNT Pfizer’ in exceptional cases, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Health said.

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According to the ministry, the given category includes those studying abroad and suffering from chronic diseases.

Given the current epidemiological situation, the official permits of the European Medicines Agency, the US Food and Drug Administration for the injection of the mRNT Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine to adolescents, the Scientific Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan and the Scientific Committee of the Management Union of Medical Territorial Units (TABIB) made the following decisions:

1. In Azerbaijan, in exceptional cases, adolescents aged 16-18 will be vaccinated with mRNT Pfizer (Comirnaty) against COVID-19.

2. For the vaccination of adolescents 16-18 years old, a written statement from one of the parents and the consent of both parents will be required, indicating the reason for the injection of the vaccine.

3. Vaccination of adolescents will be carried out in a centralized manner in the Baku Health Center.

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