Scheduled injections need to be taken, parents urged

Parents and guardians of years 1, 6 and 8 students are advised to contact their children’s respective schools to confirm whether they have received injections that are due this year, otherwise make necessary arrangements for their children to get the jabs.

Normally in those years, the kids are due for their vaccination protecting them against diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and cervical cancer.

Ministry records show that 51% of schools had their jabs done before schools closed in March.

“I urge parents and guardians to contact the nearest medical facility and make possible arrangements for their children to receive their vaccination. I know times are difficult, but it is important that children are immunised at the earliest,” Minister for Education Rosy Akbar said.

 To find out whether their children have received the scheduled injection, parents and guardians are advised to check their children’s health card and contact their Heads of School for further information and confirmation. The Heads of Schools would be able to provide confirmation on the School Vaccination Programme.

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