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Young children to receive Pfizer jabs

BANGKOK: The government has prepared doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children between the ages of five and 11, deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said on today (Jan 8).

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By Bangkok Post

Saturday 8 January 2022, 03:58PM


Photo: NNT

Photo: NNT

The vaccination drive for those aged five to 11 is expected to begin next month, according to the Public Health Ministry. It is entirely voluntary to them and their parents, and the Education Ministry is taking a voluntary survey to gauge the demand, Ms Rachada said.

Schools and hospitals will serve as vaccination sites, reports the Bangkok Post. Children over 12 who have not been vaccinated can walk-in to any hospital or clinic, as notified by provincial communicable disease committees or Bangkok Communicable Disease Committee, to receive the shot.

The spokeswoman added that the government last year had targeted to vaccinate 50 million of 70mn people, or 70% of the total population, using 100mn doses. It had administered 104.4mn doses and acquired 130.6mn doses until Dec 31.

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This year, it is ready to acquire 120mn doses to be used as a booster shot as well as doses for children.

To cope with a surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitals run by the Public Health Ministry are coordinating with medical schools and private hospitals to prepare hospital beds, medicines and equipment to accommodate pediatric patients, she added.

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Poc | 08 January 2022 - 21:19:42

Absolute madness. My 4 kids had covid over the Christmas period and it was no more than a sniffle. A runny nose and cough. I'm vaccinated and booster and still got covid so what's the point in putting children through it. 

 

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