Around 5,000 students have received the first dose of Pfizer vaccine as part of the government’s drive to vaccinate schoolchildren against COVID-19.
According to the education ministry, 4,973 students in the country have received their first dose of Pfizer vaccine as part of the vaccination program for children aged 12 to 17, which began last Sunday.
After fully vaccinating all students above the age of 12, the education ministry intends to allow extracurricular activities in schools. According to the education ministry, around 40,000 children will be inoculated as part of the vaccine campaign.
Beginning September 1, people who have not been inoculated against COVID-19 will be prevented from entering schools in an effort to encourage vaccination and avoid disruptions in the academic calendar.
According to the most recent data, 354,192 people received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, with at least 296,498 obtaining a second dose, accounting for more than half of the eligible population.