Monday 29, May 2023

Vaccination of children aged 5-11 years from Oct 11 in districts, upazilas

Time Digital Report: The government will start inoculating children aged between 5 to 11 years against Covid-19 in district and upazila level from October 11.

A total of 2,26,38,737 children across the country will be brought under the vaccination campaign, said Ministry of Health Health Services Division Secretary Dr Md Anwar Hossain Howladar.

The date was announced at a national advocacy workshop on vaccinating children in the city Saturday.

From October 11 children at the municipality level will be vaccinated and thus children at the community level will get the Covid-19 vaccines, said the secretary.

With this, those who did not receive the vaccine earlier will be brought under the coverage, he added.

“Many countries have not started vaccinating children yet but we have. We sought approval from the World Health Organization earlier and immediately after getting approval we started the vaccination campaign,” said the secretary.

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