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Cuba starts vaccinating kids 2 yrs old and above against Covid-19

by Vaishali Sharma

Cuba has become the first country in the world to begin mass vaccinations against COVID-19 in children as young as two years old, using homegrown vaccines.
Despite the fact that the coronavirus vaccine is not required, parents and children have flocked to clinics, hospitals, and even converted schools to get the shot for their children, according to CNN.

“I am relieved,” Laura Tijeras said just minutes after her 4-year-old daughter Anisol got the first dose of Cuba’s home-grown Soberana, or Sovereign, vaccine. “A lot of people are still getting sick and with the vaccine. We are more protected.”

During a single day at a policlinico in Havana, where CNN and other media were invited to film the vaccinations, more than 230 children ages 3 to 5 were vaccinated, the clinic’s administrator said.

To put kids at ease, doctors and nurses wore Mickey Mouse ears above their uniforms and brought in a clown with a speaker system to perform for them at full volume.

Like adults receiving vaccinations, children in Cuba will require three shots before they are considered fully vaccinated.With the arrival of the Delta variant in Cuba, cases among children have skyrocketed, reported CNN.

To put kids at ease, doctors and nurses wore Mickey Mouse ears above their uniforms and brought in a clown with a speaker system to perform for them at full volume.

Like adults receiving vaccinations, children in Cuba will require three shots before they are considered fully vaccinated.With the arrival of the Delta variant in Cuba, cases among children have skyrocketed, reported CNN.

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