Year 12 students in the Australian capital Canberra and its surrounding areas have been told that starting Monday, they will have two weeks to receive the first COVID-19 vaccination, allowing them to take the final exam in a COVIDSafe environment.
The cohort is being urged to make appointments for vaccinations through government clinics or their personal general practitioners.
Andrew Barr, Chief Minister, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Said Another 5,500 Pfizer vaccines are available in the capital, which are reserved for students and educators.
“We have allocated Pfizer doses to 12th grade students in all schools-public, private, Catholic, independent-so that this will be prioritized in the next two weeks,” Barr said.
“Vaccination in the next two weeks will provide a degree of protection for 12th grade students and test staff before the AST extended test,” he said. “This will at least provide effective coverage of the first dose of vaccination before their exam.”
Yvette Berry, ACT’s Minister of Education and Youth Affairs, welcomed the news.
“We have seen the Delta strain of COVID-19 spreading to our schools and child care centers,” Berry said. “Providing vaccine protection and a certain degree of evaluation certainty will support our young people who plan for the future in times of restlessness and uncertainty. I know how stressful grade 12 can be for our college students under the best circumstances, let alone During the global pandemic.”
A vaccination center will be opened in the arena of the Australian Institute of Sport to expedite the vaccination competition.
The Minister of Health of the Capital Territory Stephen Smith said: “The AIS Arena mass vaccination clinic allows us to strengthen vaccination activities to match the increase in supply.”
“Due to a small boost in the Commonwealth of Singapore transactions and a small increase in the weekly supply forecast, we have been able to create 5,500 additional priority appointments in the next two weeks.
But he pointed out that even with priority appointments, it may take several weeks for educators to receive the first dose of vaccine. He suggested that those who wish to get vaccinated as soon as possible and trusted health professionals discuss the issue of considering alternative AstraZeneca vaccines.
Students and teachers need to make reservations by calling (02) 5124 7700, and they cannot use the MyDHR system to make online reservations.
Employees who are eligible for priority bookings will directly contact their school, child care center or after-school care service and provide booking information.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times