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Over 61K Vaccinated in Health, Education Ministries Drive

Over 61K Vaccinated in Health, Education Ministries Drive

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

their health.

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