Regarding the inoculation of the new coronavirus to children aged 5 to 11 years old, Chairman Nakagawa of the Japan Medical Association states that if the efficacy against the Omicron strain is confirmed, he must make an effort to receive the inoculation. Recognized that it is desirable.

Regarding the vaccination of the new corona vaccine to children aged 5 to 11 years, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will call for vaccination through the local government, but due to insufficient data on the efficacy of the Omicron strain, it will be vaccinated for the time being. We have decided not to make it an "obligation to make efforts" under the Vaccination Law.

Regarding this, Chairman Nakagawa of the Japan Medical Association said at a press conference, "We recommend inoculation of children not only to protect them from the new corona, but also to guarantee learning and important educational opportunities. Especially for" medical care children ". We propose to give priority to inoculation of so-called "medical care children" who need to inhale and respirate on a daily basis due to intractable diseases and disorders. I did.

On top of that, regarding whether or not to make it an "effort obligation", "It is desirable that it be applied as soon as the latest clinical trials are accumulated. I think that some parents may be concerned that it will be enforced if it becomes an" effort obligation ". , Even if it is applied, it is a principle to inoculate after the person and the guardian are convinced. "