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Education, health officials to draft action plan on vaccination in high schools

Education and health officials on Tuesday will decide on the island’s vaccination policy with high school students and draft an action plan to ensure implementation right after schools open in September.

Philenews also reported that Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou and doctors will discuss, among others, the chapter “Student vaccinations agaist Covid-19”.

And they will decide on the drafting of a specific plan for vaccination in schools, how to organize the student information campaign on vaccination and what should be included in information material. This will be prepared and promoted to parents and students alike.

Meanwhile, students will be required to present a SafePass to go to school while unvaccinated university students might require a PCR test, Prodromou told state radio hours before the scheduled meeting.

He also said that the health protocol for schools has been prepared and all students will need to present a SafePass with the reopening of schools.

This means that children must be either vaccinated against the virus, having recovered from the virus in the last six months or have a negative coronavirus test no older than 72 hours.

At a meeting last Wednesday between Prodromou and the Minister of Health they had also discussed the possibility of “Walk-In” Vaccination Centers in Secondary Schools to operate.

This is in a bid to facilitate students who wish to be vaccinated, after the consent of their parents is granted.

The implementation of such plan is also expected to be discussed during Tuesday’s meeting.

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