KARACHI: The Sindh Education Department recently posted a notice requiring all school students of age 15 and older to get vaccinated.
As per the announcement, the action will be conducted under the COVID-19 vaccination policy for children of age 15 and older. An instruction is made in response to the federal government’s decision to decrease the age of eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccination to 15 years old.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), mobile vaccination teams will visit schools and colleges and teenagers between the ages of fifteen and eighteen would be vaccinated for free with the Pfizer vaccine.
Children under the age of 18 will need a registration certificate to get vaccinated.
The department of education has demanded that school boards submit the personal data of the children afflicted as early as possible on the prescribed format attached to the notice.
Once the healthcare department’s vaccination team takes a trip to schools, the administration should provide them with a document containing each student’s proforma signed by their parents.
Furthermore, academic administrations have been instructed to cooperate with and assist the healthcare department team members, as well as to keep 3 copies of the completed proforma on hand, “duly signed and attested by the principals,” to be given over to the student, team, and kept in the school’s records, respectively.