Health Minister Zahid Maleque today said children aged between 5 and 12 would be administered vaccines to protect them from COVID-19 infection.
"We have taken the decision to inoculate children aged 5 and 12 years with COVID-19 vaccines after approval of the World Health Organization (WHO). The country has sufficient number of vaccines, which are eligible for children," he told a function here, an official release said.
The function was held at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in the city.
Zahid Maleque said, "There are 2.20 crore children aged between 5 and 12 in the country. Registration is mandatory through Surokkha app for receiving COVID-19 vaccine."
BDST: 1922 HRS, JUNE 28, 2022