Pakistan to use Chinese and other Covid vaccines to vaccinate children

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Sep 18, 2022

ISLAMABAD,Sep.18, (Gwadar Pro)-Pakistan’s National Institute of Health (NIH) has decided to use Chinese and Covid vaccines from other places, to vaccinate children aged 5-12 from Monday (September 19).

According to NIH, the COVID-19 vaccination drive will be continued from September 19 to 24.

 NIH in its statement for the parents said that vaccination against COVID-19 helps children from being infected with the virus.

The health ministry said that the drive to vaccinate children aged 5-12 years will be launched in Sindh, Punjab and Islamabad in the first phase.

While 5.5 million teenage people have been vaccinated with the American vaccine Pfizer, Pakistan started inoculating those in the age group of 12-18 years with two Chinese vaccines. Chinese vaccines Sinopharm and Sinovac have been approved by the government for administration to children of age 12 years and above.

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