The main focus of vaccination at the moment should be adults and vulnerable groups of citizens, not children, said microbiologist Dr. Nikola Panovski, commenting on the announcements from the Ministry of Health that from Monday will be allowed vaccination of children aged 12 to 16 with the Pfizer vaccine.
“I think people over 60 should be vaccinated first. I do not know why the children would be vaccinated, I think the whole thing is somehow upside down. Vaccination is voluntary and those who have already been vaccinated will vaccinate their children again and families where no one has been vaccinated will not be protected. I do not know, it may be just an announcement, but obviously there is a need to vaccinate vulnerable, at-risk groups of citizens. It is not right to protect those people by vaccinating their environment and children who are easily infected. To 17 percent of vaccinated citizens to talk about vaccinating children, it does not make sense to me. That can be said when we have 75-80 percent of the vaccinated population,” said Panovski.