Delhi Schools Children vaccination: Schools are being doubled as centers for immunization of children aged 15-17 in Delhi, efforts are also being made to reach out to out-of-school people, including setting up camps in child care institutions.
The Directorate of Education (DoE) said, “All DDEs (Districts) and DDEs (Zones) have been directed to open temporary immunization centers for students in the age group of 15-18 years in 20 schools where school health clinics operate. are being done. The cases of Omicron variants are also increasing in the country. According to the data released by the Ministry of Health, today Omicron’s cases crossed 5 thousand.
According to a PTI report, the Delhi government has said in the order that “the authorities have to coordinate with the district magistrates to set up the vaccination centres. Adequate space will be provided separately by the school principals for the vaccination centers.” Earlier in the day, DoE had directed its officials to take various measures to expedite the COVID-19 vaccination of children in the age group of 15-17.
Emphasis on Delhi vaccination
The order said “All DDEs (Districts) and DDEs (Zones) shall visit the vaccination centers under their jurisdiction and check the vaccination procedures on a daily basis. In addition, they will visit the schools and check the records being maintained with the principals where the students have been informed about the vaccination schedule. The officials will call the students and parents to find out whether they were informed about the vaccination and whether they have been vaccinated or not. Heads of schools also need to step up mobilization efforts to ensure that more than 80 percent of children in each school are vaccinated.
first published:Jan. 13, 2022, 1:14 p.m.