Corona vaccine is also tested in children

One of the vaccines against corona will soon be tested on children. Scientists are therefore looking for children between the ages of 6 and 17 who want to participate in the research.


Children usually do not get very sick with corona. However, researchers find it useful to know whether the vaccine works well in children. If so, maybe in the future children will get a shot.

This is the vaccine from the company AstraZeneca. That vaccine was recently approved for the Netherlands. On Friday, for the first time someone was vaccinated with this vaccine. The vaccine should now only be used in people aged 18 years and over.

Emma and Elise want vaccine

A few weeks ago, you saw Emma and Elise in the Youth News. Theyve been at home for months. Elise has a muscle disease, and Emma has Q-fever. Theyre afraid that they can get extra sick because of corona. Thats why they both want a vaccine. In this video they tell about it.