Indonesia, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Turkmenistan have made vaccinations against the coronavirus mandatory for all adults.
Debate on vaccinating children
Kluge also noted that the number of coronavirus cases had increased in all age groups, and the highest rates are currently observed in the 5-14 age group. He further pointed out that children risk passing the infection to parents and grandparents in the home.
EU backs COVID shot for 5-to-11-year-olds
In light of these statistics, Kluge added that "vaccinating children should be discussed and considered nationally."
The EU's drug regulator, the European Medicines Agency, backed giving children the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine in late November.