The Interministerial Health Conference ruled on Saturday.
Aafter several postponements, the Interministerial Health Conference (finally) decided this Saturday. Health ministers have decided to open vaccination against the coronavirus to 16-17 year olds, the green light is given to the Pfizer vaccine.
The question of the usefulness of vaccinating young people is complex. It seems certain that this should make it possible to decrease the circulation of the virus and to achieve collective immunity more quickly. Some pediatricians believe that the balance may not tip in favor of the benefits for younger people, who are less likely to have a severe form of the disease. If it is less obvious than for their elders, the individual benefit is not non-existent, however, consider a contrario several immunologists.