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Covid-19: Pakistan to begin vaccinating children aged 12 and above

Filed on September 28, 2021
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The minister did not give a precise date for the move

Pakistan’s planning minister says the government will begin a drive to vaccinate children aged 12 and above to protect them from the coronavirus.

The announcement by Planning Minister Asad Umar came Tuesday amid a steady decline in Covid-19 deaths across the country.

Umar said in a tweet that the government would soon launch a campaign to vaccinate children at schools. He did not give a precise date.


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Pakistan is currently offering free vaccine shots to teenagers and adults.

The country on Tuesday reported 41 more Covid-19 deaths and 1,400 new cases in the past 24 hours. It was the first time since July that Pakistan confirmed fewer than 1,500 daily cases.

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