Covid vaccine UAE: 3,000 students, teachers, school staff get the jab

SourceKhaleej Times
SectorHealthcare
CountryUAE

Nearly 3,000 teachers, administrative staff and students at the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE have received the Covid-19 vaccine as authorities intensified an integrated campaign to have all school workers in the UAE vaccinated. The initiative organised in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHP) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) aims to make the vaccine accessible for educators and students. The MoE announced on Twitter that a field vaccination centre was also set up at the Teacher Training Institute in Ajman (main building) for two days (January 13 and 14) from 9 am to 5pm for everyone from the education sector to take the vaccine. Several groups were targeted for vaccination. These included; employees in the MoE and the Emirates Foundation for School Education, workers of private schools, government and private institutes and universities along with their families. “Today, there has been a remarkable turnout of educators, employees and workers of the ministry to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Scores of educational staff flocked the place from morning to receive the vaccine, an indication of great awareness and concern on the part of this group to prevent the ...read more...