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Vaccination for children aged 5-11 begins

2022-08-26 10:46:01 BdST

2023-09-27 01:52:24 BdST

Published: 2022-08-26 10:46:01 BdST


Live Correspondent: The coronavirus vaccination campaign for children aged 5 to 11 years started in educational institutions across the country on Thursday.

The children are being inoculated with the Pfizer vaccine (Pfizer Paediatric Formulation-COMIRNATY) with an eight-week gap between the two shots.

The vaccination will continue for 14 days across the country while 1,860 teams will work every day to administer the vaccine.

The vaccination will continue from 9 am till 3 pm nonstop in the vaccination centres set up in the schools.

As per the government’s plan, the inoculation of children aged 5 to 11 years will continue in 465 wards and 55 zones of 12 city corporation areas across the country from August 25.

According to sources from the Directorate General of Health Sources (DGHS), children aged 5–11 years are being inoculated with the coronavirus vaccine in schools of both Dhaka South and North City Corporations.

The vaccine is being administered in 15 centres in the Dhaka North City Corporation area and in six centres in the Dhaka South City Corporation area of the capital on Thursday.

Bangladesh launched its coronavirus vaccination programme for children aged 5–11 years by administering the Pfizer-BioNTech shots specially made for children to 16 students from Abul Bashar Government Primary School in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on August 11.

Health Minister Zahid Maleque launched the programme at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on the day of a function.

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