WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: vaccines and children

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: vaccines and children” – below is their description.

Why does WHO recommend at this time, in June 2021, that vaccinating children is not a priority? When would their vaccination be prioritized? How is safety of these vaccines ensured? WHO’s Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains in Science in 5.

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