Coronavirus: Hundreds of UAE pupils inoculated in school vaccination drives

SourceThe National
SectorEducation
CountryUAE

Some UAE private schools have started vaccination drives to ensure pupils aged 16 and above receive the Covid-19 shot.

School leaders believe immunising pupils is key to building a safe environment and helping pupils feel secure as they prepare for university.

It is not clear how many in total have received a jab but many schools have started to roll out vaccination drives.

UAE authorities have urged those aged 16 and above to take the Covid-19 vaccine to help break the chain of infection.

And principals believe the move will return a sense of normalcy and more social interaction at school campuses.

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