Monday Sep 13, 2021
KARACHI: The Sindh Education Department has issued a notification to vaccinate school students aged 15 years and above.
The notification states that the measure is being taken in compliance with the COVID-19 vaccination policy for students aged 15 years and above.
The education department has obliged school administrations to provide the details of the students concerned on the proforma attached with the notification at the earliest.
The file of each student containing the proforma signed by parents must be available with school principals when the health department’s vaccination teams visit the schools, read the notification.
In addition to this, school administrations have been directed to cooperate with and facilitate the health department teams and keep three copies of the filled proforma, "duly signed and attested by the principals" ready to be handed over to the team, student, and to be kept in school’s record, respectively.
The Pakistan government has decided to further lower the age of those eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine to 15 years.
The directive has been passed in line with the federal government’s decision to further lower the age of those eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine to age 15.
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) had said Saturday that children between the ages of 15 and 18 will be vaccinated for free with the Pfizer vaccine.
A registration certificate will be required for children up to the age of 18 to be vaccinated.
The NCOC said mobile vaccination teams will visit schools and colleges, and the Pfizer vaccine will be available at all central vaccination centres.