HCMC – The HCMC Department of Education and Training has written to the city government proposing vaccinating students aged between 12 and 18 against Covid-19.
Under the proposal, over 642,450 students will get vaccinated before the first semester of the 2021-2022 academic year ends so that they can return to in-person classes in the second semester, the local media reported.
Depending on the availability of Covid vaccines, the first and second shots should be given to students, according to the proposal.
As the trajectory of Covid infections in HCMC remains unpredictable, the vaccination is aimed at ensuring the safety of the city’s students, putting them at ease to focus on their studies and to maintain the quality of education.
Besides, students who are facing a shortage of learning equipment at home can complete their school curriculum better by attending classes at school, according to the municipal department.