The Sindh government on Saturday made COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for students aged 12 years and above across the province.
“In a meeting held on October 8, the NCOC took the decision that the vaccination of students of ages 12 to 18 years is very essential to protect them from COVID-19,” said a notification issued by the Directorate of Inspection and Registration of Private Institutions, Sindh.
The notification added that teams of district health officers will visit the private schools functioning in the province to vaccinate the students.
“The target of 100 percent vaccination of students of the said age group is to be achieved by the end of October, 2021.”
The decision has been taken to protect students from this fatal virus, and to let the educational process continue uninterruptedly, said the provincial government.
The schools’ administration and principals have been asked to cooperation with the vaccination teams in this regard and furnish data to the directorate on a daily basis.
On September 13, the Sindh Education Department issued a notification for vaccination of students aged 15 years and above.
It stated that the measure was being taken in compliance with the COVID-19 vaccination policy for students.