Most high school students want to get vaccinated

16 September, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT


Education Minister Pan Wen-zhong says some 93% of students aged between 12 and 18 are expressing a willingness to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.


According to Pan, the figure has been calculated based on the number of letters of consent from parents in major cities allowing their children to be inoculated.


The ratio is much higher than some parents associations had been estimating.


The education minister says schools must present the list of students names for vaccination to local health authorities by tomorrow and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination programme will begin on 22 September.


Students at elementary or overseas schools, or who are being home-schooled, have to receive their jabs at hospitals.


However, students at junior or senior high school have the choice of receiving the vaccine either at their school or a hospital.

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