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Covid Vaccines for Chilean Children Under 12 Expected Within Weeks

  • Vice Minister of Trade Rodrigo Yanez speaks on Bloomberg TV
  • Says Sinovac Biotech Ltd. weighing local production in Chile
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WATCH: Rodrigo Yañez, Chile’s vice minister of international economic relations, discusses the country’s Covid vaccination program.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Chile expects to start offering Covid-19 vaccinations to children under the age of 12 by September, as the nation presses ahead with one of the world’s fastest inoculation campaigns.

The government’s procurement plans include shots for youth in that age range, Vice Minister of Trade Rodrigo Yanez said in a Bloomberg TV interview. Jabs from Sinovac Biotech Ltd. are a candidate for when the inoculation drive expands, given their efficacy against the virus and safety record, he said.