Health Ministry: 67 children died due to Covid-19 this year, 80% of all eligible kids to be fully vaxxed by 2022


PETALING JAYA: With 67 children dying due to Covid-19 this year compared to six deaths in 2020, the Health Ministry aims to complete inoculation for 80% of those who are eligible before school reopens in 2022.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the statistics showing an increasing trend of infections in children below 18 years old was worrying, while the sharp rise in deaths among this age group was also of concern.

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