While the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund “UNICEF” warned of the decline and disruption of periodic vaccinations given to children in many countries of the world, health sources revealed that the efforts of the periodic vaccination campaign for school students, for three grades, fifth, sixth and twelfth, resulted in the provision of the service. To 67,787 students so far.
The sources indicated to local News Paper that “in an effort to achieve prevention and immunity for school students from infectious diseases specific to their age group, 100 percent of the 76,888 students registered to receive vaccinations have received text messages to receive the service since the beginning of its launch.” the campaign”.
She explained that “88 percent of the total registered people received the vaccination, while 12 percent did not attend,” pointing out that “the vaccination of fifth and twelfth grade students includes boys and girls, and is specific to the anti-diphtheria and tetanus vaccine, while the sixth grade vaccination is limited to girls only. It is the MMR vaccination, which is an immune vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella.”#kuwaitofferings.com
She indicated that the new registrants or those who did not complete the vaccination will be provided with the service after the Eid holiday, and urged parents to register via the link designated for the periodic vaccination of school students on the Ministry’s website.
She stated that the Ministry of Health had announced earlier its endeavor to complete the vaccination of all male and female students in the school stages (fifth, sixth, and twelfth) for the academic year 2020-2021, in addition to vaccinating male and female students for the academic year 2019-2020 who were unable to be vaccinated.
On the other hand, the downward trend of the epidemiological index of new infections with the Corona virus continued, with the end of last week, as the week ended with 987 infections recorded on Thursday, and it fell to 926 on Friday, while 9 deaths were recorded on each of the two mentioned days.
The official spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, stated that the number of swabs that were conducted on Friday was 12,249, bringing the total of examinations to 3,313,934, indicating that the percentage of infections for the number of these swabs is 7.55 percent
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