Wednesday, October 20, 2021


Drug authority green-lights Sinovac jab for teenagers

This is the second vaccine after the Pfizer shot to be approved for use on adolescents.

Health ministry warns against spreading fake news that teens died after Covid jabs

Deputy Health Minister Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali urges people to remain calm and not to trigger public alarm.

Brazil regulator says teen’s death unrelated to Pfizer shot

It says the 16-year-old had a prior blood clot condition not related to the vaccine.

New immunisation phase to prepare teens for school kicks off

The government is aiming to fully vaccinate 80% of students before the 2022 school session begins.

Brazil minister seeks halt to teen jabs after death, health agency says no concrete link

The health minister says healthy adolescents who have already taken one shot should not take a second.

Britain’s top medics recommend Covid jabs for 12 to 15-year-olds

They say that vaccinating children could reduce disruption to schools.

Teens in Labuan, Klang Valley to receive Covid jabs after Sarawak

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says they will be given the Pfizer vaccine.

866 children, teenagers in Sabah contract Covid-19

None of them are eligible for vaccination.

Teens aged 12 to 17 to begin receiving Covid jabs

Teenagers with underlying medical conditions will be given priority.

Cambodia begins Covid-19 jabs for teenagers

Some two million teenagers aged 12 to 17 are expected to be vaccinated against the virus.

Teens with chronic medical conditions to receive Pfizer jab

Health Minister Dr Adham Baba says this is to minimise their risk of severe Covid-19 once they return to school.

Govt to reconsider giving Pfizer jab to teens

This follows reports of side effects related to heart inflammation.

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