‘Vaccinate children to protect them from Covid-19’

Easy does it: A man getting his booster dose at the Dewan Projek Perumahan Rakyat Padang Hiliran PPV in Kuala Terengganu. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: The vaccination programme for children aged five to 11 will start soon after Malaysia’s Drug Control Authority grants conditional approval for the administration of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to children in that age group.

Although the vaccine dosage will be much lower than that administered to adolescents and adults, many parents have felt uneasy about the move and have taken to social media to voice their concerns, saying their children are too young to be immunised against Covid-19.

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