Consistent with Pakistan’s purpose to vaccinate 70% of the inhabitants by the tip of 2021, the federal authorities is contemplating inoculating adolescents below 18 years of age, sources knowledgeable Geo Information on Saturday.
The Nationwide Institute of Well being, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan, and different establishments had been deliberating over the matter, sources informed the media outlet.
The establishments are anticipated to provide you with a method on this regard by the tip of this week, the sources mentioned.
Within the first section, adolescents from 15-18 years will likely be inoculated, whereas within the second section, youngsters from 12-15 years will get the jab.
Pakistan has acquired the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines by way of COVAX, which have been accredited in a number of international locations for inoculating kids below 18 years of age.
So far, Pakistan has administered vaccines to greater than 29 million folks — six million fully vaccinated and practically 23.three million folks partially vaccinated.