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Covid Shots for Chilean Children Under 12 Seen Within Weeks (1)

July 22, 2021, 3:32 PM

Chile expects to start offering Covid-19 vaccinations to children under the age of 12 by September, as the nation presses ahead with one of the world’s fastest inoculation campaigns.

The government’s procurement plans include shots for youth in that age range, Vice Minister of Trade Rodrigo Yanez said in a Bloomberg TV interview. Jabs from Sinovac Biotech Ltd. are a candidate for when the inoculation drive expands, given their efficacy against the virus and safety record, he said.

“We expect to start vaccinating that population probably around August or September,” said Yanez, who leads the government’s negotiations with Covid-19 shot ...

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