Muscat, As many as 61,553 have been vaccinated so far
within the current drive being undertaken by the Ministries of Health
and Education for immunization against coronavirus (Covid-19).
The proportion of the General Education Diploma (GED) students and the
faculty supervising the GED exams in all governorates vaccinated so
far stands at 81%.
Muscat Governorate had the largest number of vaccinated (16,935 or 99%
of the target segment), followed by North Al Batinah Governorate
(11,397 or 82% of the target segment) and A’Dakhiliyah Governorate
(9,360 or 89% of the target segment).
The Ministry of Education has pointed out that the vaccination of
students is optional for all segments and that parents have been
notified accordingly. All students will be allowed to sit for the
exams, irrespective of whether or not they took the vaccine, affirmed
the Ministry. Yet, it advised all to get the vaccine to safeguard
All countries plan to make Covid-19 vaccination a prerequisite to
travelers’ entry to their lands, observed the Ministry, noting that
students who obtain scholarships may require the vaccination to pursue
their studies abroad.
Source: Oman News Agency