COVID-19 vaccine drive to be launched in Secondary schools on Monday

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COVID-19 vaccine drive to be launched in Secondary schools on Monday

A COVID-19 Vaccination Drive will be launched in Secondary Schools on Monday 21 February 2022.

The venture is collaboration between the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Education (MoE).

According to a release from the Ministry, the vaccination drive will target school personnel, as well as parents and students ages 12 years and older.

Phase 1 of the project will run from February 21-25, 2022 and targets thirty-five (35) schools across the country, the Ministry’s release confirmed.

The Ministry says vaccination of students 12 to 17 years of age will occur only with the written permission of the parent/guardian, who must be present at the time of vaccination.

Pre-registration forms for parents, staff and students are available on the Ministry of Health’s website at www.health.gov.tt, as well as at the identified schools.

All who wish to be vaccinated must present their completed forms and identification cards (where applicable). Parents/guardians also must provide birth certificates for students.

The Health Ministry also notes that principals of the schools identified for Phase 1 of the School Vaccination Drive are making the necessary arrangements for implementation, and would be in contact with parents to provide them with relevant information.

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