Tuesday, September 21, 2021

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia considers vaccinating under-12s

International studies underway on effectiveness of jabs for 5 to 11-year-olds

Abu Dhabi: Saudi Arabia is studying vaccinating children under 12 against COVID-19, with the Kingdom having administered more than 38 million jabs, local media reported.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mohammad Al Abdali, said international studies were underway on the effectiveness and safety of using vaccines approved in the Kingdom for the 5 to 11 age group.

“The available data from these studies can be supplemented and given to the competent authorities for their consideration, and then deciding on their suitability for this age group and approval for their use,” he told the daily briefing.

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