DC instructs vaccination drive for college students – Wont be allowed to attend offline classes if not vaccinated

The District Collector Pawan Kumar Malapati has instructed all officials to vaccinate the students of all government, and private colleges in the district and warned that the students will not be allowed to attend offline classes if they’re not vaccinated

A video conference was held in District Collector’s office, on Thursday, along with all the Taluk Tahsildars, Health department officials, various College Principals, discussing the inoculation programme.

DC Pavan Kumar Malapati instructed the members attending the video conference to take measures to vaccinate all the students aged 18+ which will reduce the proximity of reception of infection

He also instructed that the list be made of colleges coming under the respective jurisdiction of the taluks should avail the vaccines as per requirement.

Gram Panchayat CEO K R Nandini spoke to the ASHA and Anganwadi workers asking them to identify and vaccinate those children of age 0-6 from July 12-16, who have been left out from the regular vaccines to safeguard against the childhood illness.

As of now, many child care centres have come up in almost all taluks, Gram Panchayat CEO Nandini said that the children under 6 years would be given all the vaccines and only those children who have completed the vaccines shall be allowed to admit to the schools. She also requested the ASHA workers to spread awareness on the importance of regular illness vaccines.

Assistant Commissioner Ramesh Conareddy, DHO Dr. HL Janardhan, District RCH Officer Dr Anilkumar and others were present.

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