KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Nearly 80% of students aged from 12 to 17 have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine so far, says Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin (pic).

In a Facebook post on (Oct 10), he said that the Education Ministry (MOE) would always work closely with the Health Ministry (MOH) to implement the vaccination programme for adolescents aged between 12 and 17 or the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) for adolescents initiative that began in early September.

He clarified that the MOE and MOH had held discussions to study the best approach for providing information regarding the implementation status of the PICK-Adolescent initiative for students of schools under the MOE and for it to be shared with the public, just like other vaccination data.

“Alhamdulillah, today the MOH launched a new feature on vaccination details for schools under the MOE on the CovidNOW website.

“Through this new feature, parents or guardians can check the vaccination rate of students in their children’s respective schools. This can be done via the link covidnow.moh.gov.my/school,” he said.

Radzi said such efforts would provide transparent information for the public, especially parents as well as guardians, and was part of measures under the country’s transition to the endemic phase. – Bernama

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