The regional government of Madeira has made two new announcements today with regard to the pandemic. The first is that children aged 12 and over will start being vaccinated ahead of the new school year, starting in September. The second is that people vaccinated with vaccines that haven’t yet been approved by EMA (the European Medicines Agency) will still be welcome to the islands. Said health secretary Pedro Ramos from Funchal vaccination centre: “Madeira has decided to accept all vaccines administered up till now throughout the world”. This includes the various Russian vaccines – Sputnik V, Epivaccorona, Covivac and Sputnik Light – China’s SinoPharm and Sinovac, India’s Covaxin and Cuba’s Soberana.