Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Health recommends COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged over 12, said Aynura Zeynalova, Consultant of the ministry’s Health Organization Department.

Zeynalova made the remarks during a live broadcast on the ‘Children and COVID-19’ topic, on the department’s Instagram page.

She said that the risk group includes adolescents suffering from obesity, diseases of the immune system, lungs, heart, kidney failure, Down syndrome.

“The consent of both parents is required for vaccination. According to WHO recommendations, adolescents are vaccinated with Pfizer, with the same dose as adults,” Zeynalova added.

The expert noted that usually in the autumn-winter period, immunity in children and adolescents weakens.

“Moreover, face-to-face classes in schools have resumed, and there are more contacts. Therefore, it is necessary to monitor the work of the gastrointestinal tract, to try not to disturb the sleep regime,” Zeynalova said.