The Argentine National Administration of Drugs, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT) has authorised the use of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against COVID-19 for children aged 3-11 years, Health Minister Carla Vizzotti said, adding that the campaign will start by the end of the year.
"ANMAT has confirmed that we can use Sinopharm [vaccine] for children aged 3-11 years ... Argentina will finish 2021 with the full coverage and protection of people aged over 3 years," Vizzotti said at a press conference on late Friday.
The minister added that there were from 5.5 to 6 million children of this age in Argentina.
Argentina has confirmed more than 5.25 million COVID-19 cases so far, with over 115,000 fatalities.
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First Published: Oct 02 2021 | 8:52 AM IST