Cuba Begins Vaccinating Children as Young as Two for COVID-19

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  • The Cuban government has begun to vaccinate children as young as two years old for COVID-19 as schools prepare to resume
  • Cuba will be the first country to inoculate toddlers against COVID-19, days after its health ministry declared its homegrown vaccines safe for young children
  • The Cuban government suspended in-person classes in the wake of the pandemic, replacing them with educational programming on television for children
  • Cuba has focused on producing its own vaccines rather than depend on other countries. Local scientists say the vaccines are safe and effective, despite the paucity of data to support the claim
  • Officials say more than four million people in the country has been fully vaccinated, with the pediatric vaccination program to begin this week