Experimental corona vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 years of the country is starting today Thursday. Today, 16 students of first to fifth grade of Abul Bashar Government Primary School in Mohammadpur area of the capital will be vaccinated.
Health Minister Zahid Malek will inaugurate the vaccination program at Bangabandhu International Conference Center today at 12:30 PM.
Pfizer’s special vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years to prevent Corona came to the country on July 30. On that day, 15 lakh 2 thousand 400 doses of specially prepared Pfizer vaccine arrived. The government announced the decision to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11 last April. With the help of the Ministry of Education, the work of preparing the list of children is going on through the concerned educational institutions. Estimated number of children of this age in the country is 2 crore 2 million.