Thiruvananthapuram: On Sunday, the Kerala State Government released guidelines for initiating COVID-19 vaccination at school for children aged 15-18 from January 19th.
This decision was made today at a high-level meeting attended by Minister of Education VSivankutty of Kerala and Minister of Health Veena George.
At the meeting, with the help of the Ministry of Education, it was decided that the District Task Force would identify the schools where COVID-19 vaccination would be carried out. Schools with more than 500 beneficiaries are selected as vaccination sites.
School authorities need to secure a waiting room, vaccination room, and observation room. The school’s vaccination session will be linked to the nearby government’s COVID-19 vaccination center, Veena George said.
During the meeting, it was decided that school authorities would need to make a list of students receiving COVID-19 vaccination in one day and inform them when they were assigned. Authorities need to ensure that all vaccinated students have completed registration on the Co-Win portal.
The Minister also informed that prior to vaccination, all security measures should be ensured in addition to the student’s heat scan.
In addition, warm children are not vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. After vaccination, the child will be observed for 30 minutes and if the child faces health problems, school authorities will need to secure an ambulance with oxygen facilities. They are transferred to a nearby post-immunization adverse event (AEFI) management center for treatment.
The COVID-19 vaccination team consists of health department medical officers, vaccinated persons, staff nurses, and support staff provided by the school.
All sessions were instructed to be conducted in accordance with the COVID-19 protocol.
Meanwhile, Kerala has reported 18,123 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the State Health Department said on Sunday.
https://www.siasat.com/kerala-students-to-get-covid-19-vaccine-doses-in-schools-from-jan-19-2259453/ Kerala students will be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine at school from January 19th