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HOW ADOLESCENTS WILL BE VACCINATED?

The first batch of Pfizer vaccine arrives in Kazakhstan. It will be used to vaccinate adolescents, pregnant and lactating women.


The Pfizer vaccine has been recognized by the World Health Organization.  It is used in 142 countries, including the United States, Great Britain, Canada and the European Union.  Pfizer is 95% efficient.  The official name of the drug is Komirnati.  It is produced by the German biotechnology company BioNTech in conjunction with the American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

We remind that on November 10, 379 thousand doses of this vaccine arrived in Kazakhstan. In total, the country has purchased 4 million doses for 2 million people.

In September, Kazakhstan officially approved the use of Pfizer, and in October, the country's chief medical officer, Yerlan Kiyasov, issued a decree with recommendations on how to use it.

Vaccination schedule Vaccination is carried out twice with an interval of 21-28 days after the first dose.  No coronavirus and anti-coronavirus antibodies are tested before it is carried out. Who can get vaccinated with Pfizer?

Adolescents from 12 years old (at the initial stage, adolescents from 16 to 18 years old will be vaccinated, at the next - adolescents 15, 14, 13 and 12 years old);

pregnant women from 16 to 37 weeks of pregnancy;

women after the end of the postpartum period (after 42 days).

Where can teenagers get vaccinated?

In the vaccination room of educational organizations (schools, colleges, universities and others);

in the vaccination room of a medical organization.

Vaccination of adolescents is possible only with the consent of the parents or their legal representatives.  Administrative or criminal liability for refusal from it is not provided.  Before immunization, a teenager must be examined in the presence of parents or legal representative.


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