Delhi Govt Directs to Open Temporary Vaccination Centres at Schools for 15-18 Age Group

The vaccination drive for children in the age group began on January 3.

Published: January 13, 2022 1:05 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Rajashree Seal

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New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday directed its officials to open temporary vaccination centres for children in the age group 15-18 years in its 20 schools where health clinics are operational. Issuing an official order in the matter, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said, “All DDEs (Distts.) and DDEs (Zones) are hereby directed to open temporary vaccination centres for students in age group of 15-18 years in the 20 schools wherein School Health Clinics are operational.”

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“The officers are to coordinate with the District Magistrates in order to set up the Vaccination Centres. Separate sufficient space shall be provided by school principals for the vaccination centres,” it added.

Earlier in the day, the DoE directed its officials to take various measures to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination of children in the age group of 15-17. The vaccination drive for children in the age group began on January 3.

“All DDE (Districts) and DDE (Zones) will visit vaccination centres under their jurisdiction and check the vaccination procedures on a daily basis. Further, they will visit schools to check the record that is being maintained with the principals wherein the students are informed about vaccination schedule,” the DoE said in official order.

The officer will also randomly call the students and parents to find out whether they were informed about vaccination and whether they have been vaccinated or not. The heads of schools will also have to increase mobilisation efforts to ensure more than 80 pc children in each school turn up for vaccination, it added.

(With PTI inputs)

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Published Date: January 13, 2022 1:05 PM IST