Stiko recommends corona vaccination for pre-ill children under the age of five

The panel of experts currently sees no reason to recommend vaccinations for healthy children in this age group without previous illnesses.

Stiko recommends corona vaccination for pre-ill children under the age of five

The panel of experts currently sees no reason to recommend vaccinations for healthy children in this age group without previous illnesses. Severe courses are very rare in this age group, and the vast majority of infections in healthy children are mild or without symptoms.

For vaccination, children should preferably receive three doses of the children's vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer at least three or eight weeks apart from the previous vaccination. The pediatric vaccine Spikevax from Moderna is currently not available in Germany in the dosage prescribed for small children.

The European Medicines Agency approved vaccines from Biontech and Moderna for infants and toddlers in October. Accordingly, lower doses of the vaccines are recommended for small children than for adults.

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