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Govt to vaccinate students above 12 years upon recommendation from WHO: Health Minister

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  • 6th September, 2021 01:25:21 PM
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Govt to vaccinate students above 12 years upon recommendation from WHO: Health Minister

Health Minister Zahed Maleque has said that the government will administer vaccine to students -- aged between 12 and 17 years-- upon recommendations from WHO and Covid-19 Technical Committee of the country.

The minister made the comment while responding to reporters after the cabinet meeting at the secretariat on Monday.

"An application has been submitted to the WHO for approval in this regard. Once approved, vaccination will begin for them," he said.

Mentioning that it requires a huge number of vaccines as there's a large part of the population in that age group [12-17 years], he said the ministry will get a total of 2.5 crore doses of vaccine by the end of this month.

He further said Pfizer and Modern vaccines are currently planned for this age group.