DG targets 80% of kids jabbed by next March

PETALING JAYA: By November, 60% of children will receive at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. And, before the 2022 academic year begins next March, 80% of those who are eligible would have completed their vaccination.

These are the aims of the Health Ministry, which is now embarking on a nationwide mass immunisation drive for adolescents aged between 12 and 17, due to concerns over the rise in infections and deaths among this age group.

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