Children aged 5 to 12 should be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad announced on Sunday that the age range for the COVID-19 vaccine had been widened to cover children in Pakistan aged 5 to 12 years old.
According to the NIH, the coronavirus vaccine is free in all centers.
The institute’s official Twitter account issued a statement emphasizing the need to obtain both doses of the vaccine in order to be fully protected from the virus.
The findings suggest that children receive the second dose of the COVID-19 immunization 21 days after the first.
The NIH recommends that there be no more than 56 days between doses.
An advocacy event was held in Lahore prior to the September 19-24 pediatric COVID-19 immunization campaign to promote awareness about the necessity of vaccinating children against coronaviruses.
The project will take place in five different parts of Punjab, and the ultimate goal is to immunize 4.8 million kids ages 5 to 12.
With 90 confirmed cases on the previous day, the struggle against COVID-19 continues across the country. One patient has already left, and the outlook for the remaining 89 is bleak.