Children aged 12-15 to be offered COVID-19 vaccine

2021-06-23 18:08:49

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On June 23, the cabinet of ministers of Mongolia held its regular weekly meeting. With some research and studies on inoculation of children with vaccines against coronavirus, the government accepted the recommendation of the manufacturer of the Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer–BioNTec) to use it for children aged above 12 years old. 

The cabinet today announced that the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine will be administered to children aged between 12 and 15 years old starting from June 28, Monday on a voluntary basis. According to the cabinet secretariat, there are around 290,000 children aged between 12 and 17. Since June 15, when the pregnant women and children aged above 17 years old started receiving vaccinations with Pfizer–BioNTech COVID on a voluntary basis, a total of 13,733 children aged between 16 and 17 and 1,146 pregnant women and 919 lactating people have been vaccinated for COVID-19. 

Currently, the government of Mongolia has collected a total of 4,832,780 doses of vaccines, including AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sputnik-V and Pfizer-BioNTech through procurement and international assistances. 

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