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Teenagers are now eligible for vaccination in Monaco as the government pushes to inoculate as much of the population as possible, which currently stands at 55%.
In its weekly communication on Friday, the government revealed that 18,836 people in Monaco have received at least their first vaccination, equivalent to 49.12% of the population. When taking into consideration the fact that young children have not actually been invited to have the shot, that figure increases to 54.7% of the eligible population.
Of those, 15,129 have also received their second shot, equal to 80.32% of people vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the government on Friday opened its vaccination programme to those aged over 12 years, just ahead of France which is doing the same from Tuesday 15th June.
But how many kids are likely to be allowed to take the jab?
According to social media, the response from mothers in Monaco is mixed.
Some consider it unnecessary given the fact that the risk of Covid in children is low, while others say it will help their children build up resistance against the variants and that it will help with herd immunity.
The overwhelming opinion, however, is that most parents will seek advice from their GPs before moving ahead with the vaccination.
Faced with a rise in Covid cases, primarily among the young and unvaccinated, Monaco is ramping up health measures again, including widespread mask wearing and new health pass rules.
A pub in Nice has been transformed into a temporary vaccination centre, helping around 450 local staff to get the jab before France implements its mandatory health pass.
The circulation of Covid-19 throughout Monaco continues its worrying upward trajectory, as France declares that the “fourth wave has begun”.
From Wednesday, a health pass will be mandatory in France for access to leisure and cultural venues with more than 50 people. So, what does that mean for Monaco residents?