𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐰𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐕𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝟓 – 𝟏𝟏 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐥𝐝
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐆𝐲𝐞𝐧𝐤𝐡𝐮
At the end of the fifth day of the nationwide vaccination program for children between 5 to 11 years of age, 92.32 % of eligible children across the country have been vaccinated. In today’s vaccination program, 8.62 % of the children were vaccinated and only 10 minor Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) or side effects such as injection site pain, mild fever, and headache were reported.
The vaccination coverage target for the first leg of the nationwide campaign that was set for >90% of the total target population was successfully met with today’s vaccination program. However, the Ministry of Health will continue with the vaccination drive to vaccinate as many children as we can. The following cumulative chart outlines the coverage made on each day in terms of percentage.