China completes Covid-19 vaccination for 91% of students aged 12-17

The notice was just posted on September 15 on the official website of the Ministry of Education of China. Accordingly, this Ministry requires schools to continue implementing epidemic prevention work during the Mid-Autumn Festival, National Day and the autumn semester.

The notice requires education agencies and local schools to be aware of the current epidemic situation in the education system, considering this as the top priority, not to let looseness, neglect and to find gaps in the prevention of school epidemics. In addition, it is necessary to strengthen supervision, inspection and effective implementation of more accurate and scientific epidemic prevention measures in order to build a safe line of defense against epidemics in schools.

The notice also requires strengthening the review of key subjects, strictly implementing epidemic prevention measures in schools, complying with the prevention of epidemics through people, objects, the environment and at the same time preventing many types of epidemics. diseases, closely monitor the health of teachers and students. Strictly control the activities of gathering people in the house. Enhance school sanitation. Do a good job of vaccinating eligible teachers and students on a “legal, informed, consent and voluntary” basis.

According to the Chinese Ministry of Education, currently, the number of teachers and students over 18 years old who have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country’s education system reaches 95% and students aged 12-17 reach 91%.

The notice emphasized that the education sector and local schools need to continue to improve the emergency response mechanism and strengthen epidemic prevention during the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day.

This new announcement comes after the outbreak of a community epidemic in Putian city, Fujian province, China from a primary school on September 10. Of the 152 cases and 13 asymptomatic cases so far, at least 36 students are positive for SARS-CoV-2.

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