Superman, Cinderella, and Minions were one of the characters in movies, cartoons, and fairy tales that greeted children at the Covid-19 Vaccination Center in Prague on Saturday and soothed their nerves when they became vaccinated. ..
Despite the calm of coronavirus infection last month, the Czech Republic is trying to increase vaccination rates as it prepares for a variant of the Omicron coronavirus. Vaccination lags behind other European Union countries.
Children between the ages of 5 and 11 were vaccinated, and staff dressed at one of the largest vaccination centers in the Czech capital helped children who became vaccinated.
“I thought it would be better to spend the day just for the children,” said Nicola Melichalova, a vaccination center worker dressed as Snow White that day. “And children are usually a little afraid of vaccination, so we decided to make the fairy tale day a little more enjoyable.”
According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, about 62.4% of the population of the 10.7 million country is fully vaccinated, compared to 68.6% of the EU as a whole.
The Czech Republic began giving shots to children aged 5-11 in mid-December. By Friday, more than 27,000 shots had been administered to this age group, according to Ministry of Health statistics.
Some kids cried, but they didn’t cry so much while talking to their favorite character.
“I think it’s right (for vaccination). It’s the only way to get out of the pandemic,” said Jaroslav Kottner, who took his nine-year-old son to vaccination.
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