Friday October 08, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign Starts In Schools For Children Aged Twelve And Above

Islamabad: Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan says a campaign has been started in schools for vaccination of children aged twelve and above against coronavirus.

Briefing the media persons in Islamabad today (Friday), he said mobile teams will be visiting the educational institutions for this purpose. He said Saturday has been fixed for the vaccination of the children in schools. Similarly, the last weeks of October and November have been fixed for the vaccination of students in their institutions.

He once again made it clear that the approved vaccines were safe, hence, the parents should not hesitate from getting their children vaccinated. He said this is important not only to ensure their uninterrupted studies but also take the country towards normalcy.

The Special Assistant said complete vaccination of children aged twelve and above by 30th November has been made mandatory.

Dr Faisal Sultan said the decision of allowing the schools to resume normal classes from Monday has been taken in view of decrease in Covid-19 cases.

He expressed satisfaction that the vaccination campaign was moving forward smoothly. He said that about sixty three million people had so far been fully or partially vaccinated.

Yesterday the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) had decided to resume normal classes in all educational institutions from Monday.

“Based on the reduced level of COVID disease spread and the launch of the school vaccination program, it has been decided in today’s NCOC meeting to allow all educational institutions to start normal classes from 11th October,” he said in a tweet.

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