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Posted: Monday, August 23, 2021. 10:03 am CST.

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Children 12-17 are being vaccinated with Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines this week, says the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

As it rolls out the vaccination for younger people, the Ministry of Health and Wellness said it encourages all parents and legal guardians to have their children vaccinated.

The Pfizer vaccine has now been given full approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration, which before had only give emergency approval.

The Ministry says the Pfizer vaccine is given in two doses, 21 days apart.

A signed consent from parents or guardians is required for the children to be administered the vaccine.

The children are required to present a valid ID, preferably a Social Security Board card.

The Ministry also said that the children should have breakfast or lunch and they should also be well hydrated before getting the vaccine.

Additionally, the Ministry of Health also said the vaccine is for all children 12-17, so those who are not in school are also welcome to take the vaccine. They should call or WhatsApp 613-0787.

The Minister published the Belize District vaccination schedule which includes the Belize City schools. The rural schools schedule will be announced soon it said.

In Belize City, vaccinations will be ongoing daily from Monday to Saturday at the SJC Gym and Monday to Friday at the Swift Hall from 8 am to 3 pm. Schools have been assigned different days. Additionally, students have been divided into two brackets, 16 and 17-year-olds and 12-15-year-olds.

For the 16 and 17-year-olds vaccination will be as follows:

Monday, August 23

SJC GYM: Edward P Yorke, St John’s College/St John’s College Junior College

Swift Hall: Anglican Cathedral College, Sadie Vernon High School

Tuesday, August 24

SJC GYM: Belize High School, Pallotti High School, Canaan Seventh Day Adventist High School, ITVET

Swift Hall: Wesley College, Maud Williams High School

Wednesday, August 24

SJC GYM: St Catherine Academy, Nazarene High School

Swift Hall: Gwen Lizarraga High School, Excelsior High School

For the 12-15-year-olds, vaccination will be as follows:

Thursday, August 26

SJC GYM: Edward P Yorke, St John’s College/St John’s College Junior College

Swift Hall: Anglican Cathedral, Sadie Vernon High School

Friday, August 27

SJC GYM: Belize High School, Pallotti High School, Canaan Seventh Day Adventist High School, ITVET

Swift Hall: Wesley College, Maud Williams High School

Saturday, August 28

SJC GYM: St Catherine Academy, Nazarene High School, Gwen Lizarraga High School, Excelsior High School

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