Costa Rica became the first country to introduce compulsory coronavirus vaccination for children aged 5 to 11. On the relevant decision of the authorities of Costa Rica reported on the website of the Ministry of Health of the country.
According to the department, the National Commission for Vaccination and Epidemiology has ruled that “vaccination against coronavirus will be mandatory for all minors.”
How writes The BBC, Costa Rica has agreed with vaccine manufacturer Pfizer to purchase a batch of 3.5 million doses of vaccine in March 2022. Of these, 1.5 million will be allocated by the authorities to vaccinate children.
The decision to vaccinate minors was made by the Costa Rican authorities after the FDA approved a Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for children aged 5 to 11. In trials, the vaccine was 91% effective in children.