Young Pattaya kids get Covid-19 shots

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A little girl holds on to her mother as she is given her their second Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot as the new school year begins.

Young Pattaya-area students received Covid-19 vaccinations as a new school year began.

Parents brought their 5-11-year-old kids to the Nongprue multipurpose dome May 19 for their second Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot, almost two months after the first jab, more than the recommended three weeks.

More than 10% of very young children have not been vaccinated in the Pattaya area, with parents fearful of side effects. That rate, however, is much higher than the national average for the 5-11 group.

Hundreds of school children were brought to the Nongprue subdistrict multipurpose dome to get their second Covid-19 vaccinations.