Riyadh — The Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that it had started giving the COVID-19 dose for all the children aged 5-11; where it has opened wider appointments to receive the vaccine.
The ministry has stated earlier the completion of the first phase of coronavirus vaccination for children in the 5-11 age group, for children at higher risk.
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The MoH announcement aims to protect children and raise their immunity against the coronavirus. It has come in line with the ministry of education’s decision to resume on-campus attendance for both; the male and female students at their primary and kindergarten schools, where it has adopted three operational models.
The operating models by the ministry are framed with the goal of applying the health precautions and controls against coronavirus; with taking advantage of the facilities and spaces available in elementary schools and kindergartens; in the regions and governorates all over the Kingdom.
It is significant that the official spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdali, confirmed earlier that the children are given doses in smaller quantities compared to the doses given to adults and the use of the specified needles for kids.