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Ministry of Health makes COVID-19 vaccines available for children ages 12-17

Posted: Tuesday, February 8, 2022. 5:25 pm CST.

By Benjamin Flowers: The Ministry of Health & Wellness announced today that COVID-19 vaccines are now available to children aged 12 to 17 years, along with a booster shot three months after receiving the second dose.

The ministry has launched the initiative in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology, which will make arrangements to facilitate for easy access to the booster doses.

“Children aged 12 to 17 years not attending school can get vaccinated at the nearest schools and scheduled times that will be agreed upon and shared shortly by both ministries,” the Ministry said.

The ministry reiterated its call to Belizeans to get vaccinated to avoid serious health risks connected with COVID-19 infection.

The ministry also reminded that COVID-19 regulations are still in place and urged the public to continue adhering to these protocols, which include wearing a properly fitted face mask at all times in public, regular washing and sanitizing of hands, keeping proper physical distance and avoiding crowds and enclosed areas.

 

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