The Ministry of Health and Wellness says effective today, the country will begin the first dose administration of the Pfizer branded Covid-19 vaccine to children 12-years-and-older.

The Ministry says the roll out will take place predominantly in schools.

Meanwhile, the MOH says it’s also continuing its administration of the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to persons 18-years-and-older.

Members of the public are encouraged to get vaccinated to protect themselves from severe illness, hospitalisation and death associated with Covid-19.

The Ministry says up to Monday evening, one million ten thousand five hundred (1,00,010,500) doses of a Covid-19 vaccine had been administered.

Of that number, 555,649 were first doses while 398,693 were second doses. For the single dose shots 56,158 were administered single dose.

The ministry is reminding the public that to become vaccinated, persons should visit a vaccination site close to them.