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For children, wait three weeks before getting second dose

Izah Azahari

The interval between the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine among children aged five to 11 is three weeks, according to Deputy Permanent Secretary (Professional) at the Ministry of Health (MoH) Dr Ang Swee Hui yesterday.

“There is currently no stipulation for booster doses, and we will continue to monitor the situation not just in Brunei, but also internationally,” he said.

“When more evidence comes on board, we will review it and make a decision based on it.”

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar also assured that the ministry’s technical team led by Dr Ang has conducted a thorough analysis on the effectiveness and safety of using Pfizer for children aged five to 11.

“The technical team does not just choose any vaccine they wish, and we are confident in approving Pfizer for our children,” he said.