The government has been conducting vaccination programmes across the nation and the middle and high school students aged over 12 received their Sinovac vaccines in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
It is estimated to launch the programme until 25 October for a total of 83,969 students from 496 middle and high schools out of 757 basic education schools, 28 monastic schools and 74 private schools in eight townships of Nay Pyi Taw Council Area.
Therefore, the health workers vaccinated the students as per the collect lists at the respective vaccination sites following the COVID-19 health rules.
Moreover, the health and education staff arranged the required COVID-19 preventive measures at the vaccination sites such as distributing masks and face shields and taking the body temperature of the students.
After the vaccination, the education staff and officials conducted the educating programmes for the students aged over 12 and parents and vaccinated the students with the agreement of parents.
The students had to stay at the separate sessions for 30 minutes for the observation period.
The officials arranged school buses for the students and the township administration officials, fire brigade and Myanmar Police Force members also conducted the security measures.
If the students are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, they can continue their learning safely at the schools in line with the health rules of the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Health will vaccinate the students of basic education middle and high schools, monastic schools and private schools to grab their learning opportunities, reduce the death toll and infection rate among the students and prevent the spread of disease. — Aung Thant/GNLM