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Education Ministry proposes in-school vaccination for students

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the ministry fully supported the Health Ministry’s decision to begin immunisation screenings to identify students who had missed being immunised. — Reuters picEducation Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the ministry fully supported the Health Ministry’s decision to begin immunisation screenings to identify students who had missed being immunised. — Reuters picBATU PAHAT, July 22 — The Ministry of Education has proposed for students of Standard 4 and 5, to be vaccinated in schools.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the ministry fully supported the Health Ministry’s decision to begin immunisation screenings to identify students who had missed being immunised.

“On our part, we’ve set up a database and the district education offices are also ready,” he told reporters after attending an educators’ dialogue programme with Wanita Umno Johor at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn here, today.

“We estimate about 7,000 primary schools nationwide will be involved in the immunisation screening,” he said.

He said administering the vaccines at school would make it easier for parents and teachers to monitor and manage the process.

Yesterday, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the immunisation screening would be held next month. — Bernama

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