The CDC document indicated that children and adolescents are not required to inoculate themselves upon arrival in the country. Still, they must isolate themselves if they develop symptoms during their stay.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated this week that foreign nationals under the age of 18 traveling to the United States by plane do not have to quarantine themselves upon arrival. ۔
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky signed a revised decree Saturday clarifying that foreign children who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to be isolated for seven days upon arrival in the United States.
"Based on the potential difficulty that quarantine can produce for children under 18 years of age, especially when accompanied by a vaccinated parent or guardian who should not quarantine, the CDC has determined that isolation will not be required, " the signed text indicates. by Walensky.
The revised document also states that travelers under the age of 18 do not need to be vaccinated upon arrival in the United States "due to the still-changing conditions of vaccination for children." If they do cause symptoms, however, they will need to be isolated.
A CDC order issued on Monday sounded the alarm for some foreign travelers that their children would have to be quarantined for the entire period after their arrival.
On November 8, the United States will lift the special travel restrictions that have prohibited the entry into the country of most non-US citizens
Who have been in the UK for the past 14 days, including 26 Schengen countries in Europe that do not have border controls, including Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil.
It also imposes new rules that require nearly all foreign adult air visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Last Friday, the United States approved the Pfizer-BioNTech virus vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old, paving the way for a new phase of the immunization campaign involving 28 million people. Is.
This emergency clearance from the Federal Drug Agency (FDA) came after a careful review of the clinical trials conducted by Pfizer on several thousand children.
In the United States, more than 300 million people, 745,668 people have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, almost 60 percent of the population is fully immunized against the disease.
The FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for children.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in children ages 5 to 11.
This is a measure that raises excellent expectations for millions of families seeking to protect some of the only Americans left to be vaccinated: approximately 28 million children in this group would be eligible to receive the pediatric dose of Pfizer, which contains a third of the one applied to adults, with two injections three weeks apart.
Now, it is the turn of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English) to give the final green light to the measure. With this latest approval, expected in the next few days, children ages 5 to 11 in the United States could begin getting vaccinated on Wednesday, November 3.