Vaccination is considered to increase the well-being of children and young people if they can avoid distance school and other restrictions.
Proposal There is widespread support for coronary vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds.
The statements were closed on Friday and ten were issued.
Among others, the Ombudsman for Children, the large hospital districts, the City of Helsinki and the social and health trade union Tehy consider the regulation to be supportive. This is supported, among other things, by the fact that children and young people have already been considered to have suffered severely from the restrictive measures.
“If extending vaccinations to 12- to 15-year-olds accelerates the removal of epidemic restrictions, it will indirectly have a significant impact on the well-being of children and young people,” the Hospital District of Southwest Finland said in a statement.
Among other things However, the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (Hus) recommends that the law be drafted so that vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds are started as soon as possible. According to Hus, vaccinations should be extended to the age group as soon as possible, and it is not to be expected that 16-29 year olds will be fully vaccinated first.
Ombudsman for Children Elina Pekkarinen again stated in its statement that vaccinations promote the health and well-being of children and increase vaccine coverage throughout the population.
Pekkarinen states that he noticed even before the pandemic that vaccine resistance has become more common.
“In order to prevent vaccination resistance and support families, it would be extremely important for the state administration to designate an official to advise and guide families with children on vaccination issues,” the statement states.
The regulation is due to enter into force in August. Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Kirsi Varhila evaluated earlier this week Ylellethat the regulation is nearing completion in mid-August.
“Throughout this week, we have been in fierce negotiations to get additional vaccines then as well. Maybe a six-figure number, a few hundred thousand, ”Varhila told Yle.