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Fiji to inoculate children aged 12-14 against Covid-19 from mid-Nov

According to the Fiji village news website Sunday, the vaccine rollout for this age group came after a total of 32,533 children aged 15 to 17 have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and 20,059 have received their second dose.

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Suva: The Fijian government is preparing to inoculate children aged 12 to 14 with the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 from November 15.

According to the Fiji village news website Sunday, the vaccine rollout for this age group came after a total of 32,533 children aged 15 to 17 have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and 20,059 have received their second dose.

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Fiji’s health ministry has encouraged parents to get their children vaccinated to gain maximum protection from the coronavirus epidemic.

The ministry said the Covid-19 vaccination for children is not compulsory while noting that Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective and can provide protection from severe illness, hospitalization and death.

There have been 674 deaths recorded due to Covid-19 in the Pacific island country, with 672 of them during the outbreak that started in April this year.

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