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Boosters for adolescents begin April 16

Brunei Darussalam will begin administering COVID-19 booster shots to children aged 12-17 on April 16, said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a press conference yesterday.

The minister said children in the age group can book slots for a third dose if three months have passed after receiving the second dose of the vaccine. Bookings can be done through the BruHealth app starting noon on April 15.

The National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19 for the age group began November 8 last year, where an estimated 40,000 children were eligible for the jab.

More details on Monday Borneo Bulletin