Children in Cologne given COVID jabs in aeroplane

The German city of Cologne and the Cologne/Bonn airport have provided an extraordinary vaccination experience, by transforming an Airbus A300 Zero G into a vaccination center for children aged 5 to 11 years.

After receiving a jab, the children and parents were given a tour of the plane’s cockpit and a photo opportunity.

Until 2014, the Airbus A300 Zero G was used to simulate the weightlessness of the so-called parabolic aircraft and was used for testing and test flights.

Parents said the on-flight vaccination was an alternative to getting out of the doctor’s office.

“Fantastic,” said 9-year-old Jonas Baumgarten.

The Independent Advisory Committee on Immunization in Germany recommends vaccination for children aged 5 to 11 years with pre-existing conditions or who are in close contact with people at risk.

The committee said that children in this age group should receive two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine three to six weeks apart.

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