In a first of its kind, Cuba becomes the first country in the world to inoculate toddlers with anti-Covid vaccine on kids as young as two years old. From Monday, the health officials began inoculating children age between 2-11 years in the central province of Cienfuegos.
Although the two indigenously developed vaccines Abdala and Soberana are not recognized by the WHO, the authorities asserted that clinical trials of all three stages are performed on minors and the results have been favourable enough to start the inoculation drive for children in the country. Being famous for its healthcare system worldwide, the Cuban authorities hope to vaccinate most of the children before schools reopen in October.
Several other countries in the world are vaccinating children from the age of 12, and some are conducting trials on younger kids. Countries such as China, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela have announced they plan to vaccinate younger children, but Cuba is the first to administer the Covid vaccine to infants.