Assam: Vaccination Process in Schools & Colleges to be Completed by Jan 9, informs Keshab Mahanta


Guwahati:  Following Centre’s cue, the Assam government is all set to vaccinate students  between the age of 15 to 18 years from January 3, 2022.

Speaking in a press conference on Friday, Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said that the vaccination drive will begin with educational institutions.

Minister Mahanta said, “The Vaccination process for the students between the age group of 15 to 18  will be completed within one week from January 3 to January 9, 2022 in each school of all the districts in the state. Similarly if someone who is not studying in schools or colleges between the given age group can take vaccines from their respective vaccination centre of their area. Additional Deputy Commissioners of all the respective districts across the state have been directed to supervise the conduct of the vaccination drive in coordination. The government aimed to vaccinate 10 lakhs students with Covaxin.”

Assam: HSLC-HS exams from March 15

“From 15th March HSLC-HS exams will be conducted in the state. So before the examinations we will provide Covaxin to all the students who are set to appear for their board exams. As Covaxin second dose can be given with 28 days to 45 days from the time of first dose. Foe example if a student has taken his 1st dose on January 9 he can take his second dose on February 9.  So the students will at least get 15 to 20 days before their exams, ” added Minister Mahanta.

The Health Minister further added,  “So I request the parents to cooperate and get their children’s vaccinated so we can conduct the exams offline this year.”

Separate rooms must be made arranged for vaccinating both girls and boys in schools. Individual resting and or waiting rooms must also be arranged inside the school campus for vaccinated students.

Mobile numbers of the students must be registered and in case if not available, they can register their parents’ mobile numbers. In case, the parents don’t have a mobile, students must register the mobile number of the principal or headmaster.

Apart from this, several other instructions have also been provided to the Inspector of Schools for carrying out the vaccination drive including coordination with district officials, collecting the list of educational institutes, and further covering all students of private schools and venture schools throughout.