Tehran (IP)- Secretary of Iran's national scientific committee in charge of the COVID-19 epidemic said that children 5 to 11 are vaccinated due to the omicron variant.

Iran PressIran News: At the end of the meeting of the National Scientific Committee against coronavirus, which was held this morning (Sunday) in Tehran, Hamidreza Jamaati, in an exclusive interview with Iran Press, added: "The omicron variant is more common in children, with one in three children going to the ICU."

"Therefore, vaccination of this age group should be taken seriously as a way to prevent new variant spread," the secretary said.

Jamaati added: "Iran-made vaccine for children is now available, and it also can be imported."

He said that Iran would probably face the peak of the Omicron variant in the next few weeks, and the compatriots would have to inject the third dose of the vaccine.

Hamidreza Jamaati added: "Nine million people in Iran have been vaccinated with the third dose of the vaccine so far, and the age group of 12 to 18 years old should also be vaccinated with the third dose."


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