A federal court ordered the federal Ministry of Health to vaccinate minors 12 to 17 years of age against COVID-19, a ruling that is being analyzed by the federal government.
When resolving an individual appeal for the vaccine to be applied to a minor, the court determined that the government must modify its national vaccination policy so that people between 12 and 17 years of age are immunized in a generalized way.
“We will carefully analyze the case,” said Undersecretary of Health Hugo López-Gatell when questioned about this decision during the morning press conference.
The government can disagree with this court ruling.
The Secretary of Health announced At the end of September, the Pfizer-BioNTech formula will be applied to minors, but only if they have illnesses that may complicate an eventual spread of the virus.
So far, the official said, there have been some 23,000 requests to vaccinate minors with different medical conditions. It is estimated that 1.5 million meet this condition.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only one that has been approved for use in people 12 to 17 years of age.
Several minors have been vaccinated in different states as a result of legal proceedings initiated by their parents.
One of the main arguments in these judicial remedies is the need for minors to be vaccinated because they have already returned to the classroom.