Once the World Health Organisation (WHO) sanctions the administering of a Covid19 vaccine to children five years and older, the government will accept the authorisation.
This revelation was made by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley during Saturday’s press conference at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s.
Rowley said if a Covid19 vaccine is approved for children five years and older, once it is available, it will be put on the list of mandatory vaccines for children to attend public school.
He pointed out that there have been good results of the use of Pfizer in children five and older.
The PM also maintained that school would physically open on Monday for vaccinated students in forms four to six and expressed the hope that some or most of the unvaccinated children would join the vaccinated in physical school later on.
“But in the mean time an alternative will be available and we’ll try to make sure that alternative is useful.”