Ministry of Education launches Vaccination Programme for Schools.

.Ministry of Education officials are reminding parents and guardians consent must be given in order for students to be vaccinated at schools.

The student vaccination schedule commenced today (Wednesday) for one week at select public institutions of learning, making it convenient for pupils that are eligible to inoculate with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to do so.

Director of Education, Clare Browne, says the Ministry expects some students will be accompanied to the vaccination sites by adults, but for those who are unaccompanied, they are required to produce a consent form that was distributed by schools signed by their parents/guardians, or a signed letter giving approval for the vaccine to be administered to the child/children.

The Pfizer vaccine will be distributed at Jennings Secondary School today and on Thursday and Friday, Ottos Comprehensive School and Sir Novelle Richards Academy respectively.

Princess Margaret, Antigua Girls’ High and All Saints Secondary Schools are listed for next week.

Students from other public and private institutions in the vicinity of those previously listed will be allowed to take the jab there.