BANGKOK, Dec 21 (TNA) – The government is ready to acquire the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer for 5 million children after the Food and Drug Administration approved its use for children aged 5-11.
Deputy government spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek said the FDA endorsed the use of Pfizer’s Comirnaty Vaccine for children aged 5-11 in addition to its administration for people aged 12 years and more.
From Feb 28 to Dec 19, 3.31 million students aged 12-17 received their first jab and 3.06 million of them had their second dose.
Ms. Rachada said that the government planned 120 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for inoculation next year. They will include 10 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine for 5 million children younger than 12 years.
Inoculation for the young children will be organized with the consent of the children and their parents. (TNA)