Ministry Cautions Heads Against Vaccination Of Students Within the School Compounds

Ministry Cautions Heads Against Vaccination Of Students Within the School Compounds

The ministry of education has confirmed that Pupils and students aged 15 years and above will now get a Covid-19 shot. The ministry however has cautioned school heads from authorizing the vaccination within school compounds.

According to the ministry, third term is an  examination term, and therefore the ban on school activities remains in force.

Parents whose children fall within the  stated age bracket will present their children to various vaccination centres for the jab (see list).

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Through a circular dated February 3, 2021, Early Learning and Basic Education PS Julius Jwan, , directed Regional Directors of Education, County Directors of Education, and the Sub-County Directors to oversee the campaign.

On the same Jwan gave this directive,the government launched a two-week mass vaccination campaign that targeted 14 million Kenyans.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said at least one million Kenyans will be vaccinated daily. Matiang’i maintained that the administrators, from County Commissioners to assistant chiefs will have to treat the campaign seriously for the target to be attained.

‘‘I would like to tell the Deputy County Commissioners, chiefs and local chiefs as we agreed last week that we must cooperate with the Ministry of Health to meet the target,’’ he said.

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