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100,000 CHILDREN AGED 5 TO 11 RECEIVED FIRST DOSE, SECOND DOSE STARTING ON MONDAY

The Ministry of Education (MOE) said today (15 Jan) that more than 100,000 children between ages 5 to 11 have already received their first jab.

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This amount equates to about 40% of primary school students since the exercise started on 27 December 2021.

Come Monday, students can start to receive their second jab.

Sibling walk-in arrangement

On this initiative, MOE mentioned that there are good take up rates, as more than 2,800 jabs were given from this initiative where siblings can walk in together to receive their jabs as long as they have a prior appointment from Mondays to Thursdays.

On average there is one walk-in to about five appointments made.

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Special students registered for jabs

As for the take up rates at special schools, two in three children have already registered for their jabs.

Health Promotion Board staff have deployed their mobile vaccination teams to help out in 12 out of the 20 venues since Wednesday and all of them are specially trained and experienced in supporting children with special needs.

MOE ended of by saying that receiving jabs will help protect the children as well as those around them who are medically ineligible to receive their jabs.

They urged parents to register their children for the jabs if they are medically fit as soon as possible before the CNY period where many gatherings occur and also be prepared against the upcoming Omicron wave.

Image source: Unsplash.com

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