The vaccination against Covid-19 will be extended to children between 5 and 11 years of age. The vaccination will start this Thursday with the Sinopharm vaccine, announced President Luis Arce.
“We have decided that from tomorrow, Thursday, December 9th, the vaccination against COVID-19 will be extended to children between 5 and 11 years of age. Our specialists from the Ministry of Health have been working intensively over the past few weeks to gather information, evaluate studies and international reports, and it has been decided that the Sinopharm vaccine, which is approved for children in various countries, will be used for this age group, ”said Arce. .
He also announced that the Chinese government will donate 3 million doses of Sinopharm to be used exclusively on children between the ages of 5 and 11. These vaccines will arrive in the country before the end of the year.
He announced that in the coming days, Boliviana de Aviación (BoA) planes will take off to collect the batches of vaccine to ensure the immunization process of 1,646,498 children.
The President claimed that the donation “represents the health immunization of 100 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 11”. He said the vaccination schedule will be the same as for other age groups, two doses with a 21-day interval between the first and second dose.