Dhaka, Oct. 29 -- Bangladesh to vaccinate children with Pfizer vaccine

Is one dose effective enough and safer?

With several countries administering only the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to children aged above 12 years amid fears of side effects, Bangladesh is facing questions over how many doses it should apply to adolescents.

The schools are sending lists of students to the government for an upcoming drive to inoculate children against the coronavirus as the educational institutions have reopened after closure for one and a half years in the pandemic.

The authorities administered the vaccine to 120 students of several schools in Manikganj in a test run on October 14. The vaccination of the children, aged 12 to 17,...