The vaccinations of children between the ages 12 and 19 years, with inherent and chronic illnesses, will commence in hospitals in the Western Province today.
They will receive the Pfizer vaccine doses. Accordingly, vaccines will be administered in Base hospitals, District, General and Teaching hospitals in the Western Province.
Meanwhile, health units have made a special request from children and parents from other provinces to refrain from visiting hospitals in the Western Province for vaccination.
They say the vaccination program for children will be expanded to other provinces in the near future.
Meanwhile, healthy children in the 15 to 19 age category will be vaccinated in future while the government said children between the ages of 12 and 15 will be vaccinated after clearance by specialist doctors.