The government will start inoculating children aged between 5 to 11 years against Covid-19 in districts and upazilas from 11 October, reports UNB.

A total of 22,638,737 children across the country will be brought under the vaccination drive, said Md Anwar Hossain Howladar, secretary of Health Services Division under the Ministry of Health.

The date was announced at a national advocacy workshop on vaccinating children in the city Saturday.

From 11 October children at municipality level and community level would get the Covid-19 vaccines, said the secretary.

With this, those who did not receive vaccine earlier will be brought under the coverage, he added.

“Many countries have not started vaccinating children yet but we have. We sought approval from the World Health Organization earlier and immediately after getting approval we’ve started vaccination campaign,” said the secretary.