“Right now there are no scientific studies, there is no precedent on this matter,” Miguel Albuquerque told reporters.

The Madeiran chief executive (PSD/CDS) pointed out that, although the Government of Madeira has been a pioneer in the application of some measures, such as the vaccination of adolescents from 12 years of age, in this case of inoculation of children, it is necessary “not to confuse things".

“What we are committed to is achieving the 85% of vaccines at the end of September in Madeira and preparing a 'stock' to vaccinate at risk groups with the third vaccine after six months”, he stressed.