As the country plans to open all the education institutions, government is planning to give vaccine shots to school-going children.
In the case of children, the authorities will administer shots of the US-made Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Saturday.
“Anyone above the age of 18 can be vaccinated. However, we have seen people under this age in other countries, especially America and Britain, get vaccinated with Pfizer and Moderna doses in line with the World Health Organization’s guidelines.We will have to follow their procedure once the vaccination campaign resumes.” Maleque said during a visit to Tejgaon Women’s High School in Dhaka.
The minister stated that more than 80% of medical students have received vaccine jabs, but they are planning to include non-medical students under this immunisation programme.