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KARACHI: The Sindh government decided yesterday to immunize students of grades 9 to 12 against the coronavirus at all private and public sector schools and colleges across the province from Sep 6 to control the rising wave of the pandemic.
Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho yesterday took this decision during a meeting chaired by Education Minister Syed Sardar Shah, along with other officials.
In the light of the decision, as many as 1.42 million students from grades 9 to 12 grade will be vaccinated. A handout from the health ministry said as many as 2,527 teams will participate in the vaccination drive at different schools and colleges across the province.
The vaccinations will first start at the district level and will later be extended to the taluka level, said the statement.
The health minister, meanwhile, directed the schools’ administrations to take the consent of parents for vaccinating children at educational institutions.
She said the registration of vaccinated pupils would also be ensured after the completion of the process.
The health ministry has said it will complete all necessary arrangements within six days before initiating the vaccination process at all educational institutions.