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The Maltese Paediatric Association is strongly encouraging parents to get their
adolescents vaccinated against COVID-19.
The association said in a statement that the COVID-19 vaccine, which has been
studied and is being used in adolescents aged between 12-15 years, has been shown not only to be safe but also prevents serious COVID-19 disease and its complications.
Adolescents who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will help stop spreading the virus, including the current highly infectious variants that have emerged, to their friends, younger children and babies, family and other people who might suffer serious complications from COVID-19.
Parents of these adolescents started receiving an invitation from Monday to register their children for vaccination.