Eugenia Carandell, coordinator of the vaccination programme in the Balearics

Eugenia Carandell, speaking on Saturday.

15-01-2022Pere Bota

The coordinator of the vaccination campaign in the Balearics, Eugenia Carandell, said on Saturday that 26% of under-12s have now received a first jab - around 22,000 out of a total of some 84,000 five to eleven-year-olds. As of January 5, it was 16%, which was around half the national average.

She was speaking at the Espai Francesc Quetglas in Palma, which is being used as a vaccination centre, where vaccination without appointment for children was available. From Monday, appointments will need to be made through the BitCita website.

Carandell noted that the cumulative incidence among under-16s in the Balearics is 2,900 per 100,000. "This is a very high incidence and we believe that the vaccine can help to prevent serious complications of the disease in children, which, although it rarely occurs, can lead to cases of inflammatory syndrome or persistent Covid, including hospital admission. Vaccination also helps to reduce transmission of the virus."

At Francesc Quetglas, she added, there is capacity for 750 children to be vaccinated from Mondays to Fridays (afternoons only) and for 1,500 on Saturdays and Sundays. On Wednesday, a new centre in Manacor will open.

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Juan / Hace 7 days

Ana- If a parent is too insane not to vaccinate their child during a pandemic, what else has to be done to protect that child as well as others they come into contact with? Yet you claim it is those who are NOT doing this which should be classed as abuse??

It is frightening how people like you can live in society.

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Ana / Hace 8 days

Unless the child has a severe illness which makes it in a risk group, I think it is child abuse to vaccinate young children against covid!!!! . How on earth can any parent do this to their children with a covid vaccine that we know NOTHING about the longterm effects?!!!! We do know however that SEVERAL children end up with heart inflammation due to the vaccine. This is so unethical !!!!!! If you are an adult it’s your free choice to decide over your body, but shame shame shame on you parents who does this to your children!!!

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Varant / Hace 8 days

Couldn’t agree more with Sail. This has gone way too far…there is absolutely no justification whatsoever to push this experimental drug on our kids and expose them to undesired effects many of which won’t be known for years to come and all under the pretext that they are protecting them from a disease that has virtually no impact on them. This normally would constitute a crime against humanity and people should be held accountable.

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Sail / Hace 9 days

LEAVE THE KIDS ALONE... IT IS NOT FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE AS THEY SAY, KIDS ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS VIRUS FACT!! LEAVE THEM ALONE, THIS IS A SICK NARRATIVE NOW AND FOR FULL CONTROL OF SOCIETY UNDER DIGITAL CONTROL THAT WILL CHANGE WITH TIME. MASKS, NO MASKS, MASK, TWO WEEKS TO STOP THE SPREAD, 2 YEARS LATER, VACCINES WILL GIVE FREEDOMS, NOW ITS 3RD JAB AND IF NOT YOUR COVID FASCIST PASS IS NOT VALID. IT WONT STOP EVEN FOR JABBED PEOPLE IT WILL GO ON LIKE THIS. ALL PEOPLE WE MUST STOP THIS NOW TODAY. LEAVE THE KIDS ALONE

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