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.
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.