KARACHI: The Sindh government department of private institutions has Friday directed all the private schools to vaccinate against COVID-19 all the students above 15 years of age after initial medical inspection.
The Sindh Education and Literacy Department has issued a notification to that effect, stating that all students over the age of 15 would be vaccinated.
They will be vaccinated after a first evaluation of their health and medical problems, according to the statement:
According to the Private Schools Association, schools started providing consent papers to parents for vaccination of their children earlier this month.
“Today, we are simply providing consent papers to parents,” said Haider Ali, a representative of the private schools association.
“Today’s agenda includes a meeting with the schools directorate. After the session, the method for the children’ immunisation will be devised,” a school official stated.
“The students will only be vaccinated with their parents’ permission,” Haider Ali explained.
From today, the Sindh government has decided to commence COVID immunisation for kids in grades 9 to 12 in schools and institutions across the province, with a permission certificate from parents.
Following the Sindh government’s determination to arrest unvaccinated persons in order to speed up vaccination against Covid-19, police in Karachi detained two people for refusing to be immunised.
The guys were taken into prison by the Sohrab Goth police after they failed to show documentation of immunisation against the viral illness.
Sections of the Sindh Epidemic Disease Act 2014 were used to file a complaint against them.
According to the FIR, police stopped both males in the Sohrab Goth neighbourhood to see if they had gotten themselves vaccinated against the pandemic, but they were unable to show documentation of immunisation.