The Iranian Health Ministry has approved the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 9 to 12, Governor of Tehran Mohsen Mansouri told Iranian state television, Report informs.

According to Mansouri, the parameters and doses of the vaccine will be determined jointly by the Ministry of Health and the National Council to Combat Coronavirus.

“Permission to vaccinate children is based on the experience of various countries and scientific research. Vaccines will be administered voluntarily, with parental consent,” Mansouri said.

To this day, in Iran, COVID-19 vaccines have been given to children aged 12 and over.