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Thursday, 28 October 2021

Kids as young as 3 can now get a Sinopharm jab in Bahrain

The Health Ministry reported 907 new covid-19 infections yesterday, up from 871 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 327,286 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 53 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 18,428.

IN OTHER HEALTH MINISTRY NEWS- Prosecutors are probing a number of Health Ministry officials for unspecified allegations, according to a statement from the prosecutor’s office. The agency said reports circulating on social media were inaccurate and that it would provide further details on the investigation as it progresses. We’re keeping an eye on the story as it develops.

Kids in Bahrain are now eligible for vaccination with the Sinopharm jab, after the country’s vaccination committee approved the vaccine’s use in children aged 3-11, according to the Bahrain News Agency. Children aged 5-11 will be eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech jab soon, the statement says. Bahrain’s announcement coincided with the US’ Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation that children aged 5-11 receive Pfizer vaccines. In September, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi announced that Egypt could start providing vaccines to children under 18, pending approval.

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