Registration for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination to begin for children aged 5 to 11

The Ministry of Health today announced the opening of registration for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 5 to 11, starting from Wednesday, 19 January 2022. This coincides with the arrival of the first shipment of vaccines specified for this age group.

The Ministry stressed the importance of vaccination, particularly for children, to protect them, their families and the community.

The Ministry of Health urged all parents who wish to vaccinate their children to register them via the BeAware app, or the Ministry’s website: healthalert.gov.bh.

The Ministry noted that the vaccine will be administered at the vaccination centre at Sitra Mall. Registration for the vaccine requires the consent of a legal guardian. The children must also be accompanied by an adult when receiving their vaccination.

The Ministry stressed that getting vaccinated is critical to achieving community immunity and enhances the success of efforts made by the National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to preserve public health.

Source: Bahrain News Agency