fbpx
joseph budna
The notorious Joseph Budna behind bars, again
August 19, 2021
jose mail minister of agriculture of belize
BREAKING: Agriculture Minister Jose Abelardo Mai in self-isolation after member of delegation that traveled to Mexico tested positive for COVID-19
August 19, 2021

BREAKING: Schools to begin vaccination for children under 18 with Pfizer vaccine

Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2021. 4:54 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Back to school means new haircuts, new uniforms, new accessories, new school bags, and since kids won’t physically be in school for a while longer, perhaps a new laptop or tablet.

This Monday, it may also mean the jab of a needle for some students.

All-male secondary school St. John’s College (High School) has advertised dates next week for the vaccination of its student body at the campus Gymnasium.

Students aged 12 to 15 will get jabbed on Thursday, August 26 and their older fellows aged 16 and 17 will get the needle on Monday morning at 8 a.m. sharp.

A note from the school to parents reads, “Dear Parent / Guardian, IF YOU WOULD LIKE your son to receive the Pzifer vaccine, kindly take note of the following dates. If your son has an underlying health issue, please consult your physician before taking the vaccine.”

In its notice the school says students should be accompanied by a parent or guardian, submit their consent form as above and present a valid identification card.

We know of at least one other school which sent consent letter forms to parents on vaccination.

Vaccination of children aged 12 to 17 begins on Monday countrywide but as Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat maintains, it is strictly voluntary, though ideally the Ministry would like to see a majority of students vaccinated both to reach herd immunity and also to hasten the return of face to face learning by October as stated by Prime Minister John Briceño.

 

Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Belize ~ We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages. Your content is delivered instantly to thousands of users in Belize and abroad! Contact us at mаrkеtіng@brеаkіngbеlіzеnеwѕ.соm or call us at 501-612-0315.

 

© 2021, BreakingBelizeNews.com. Content is copyrighted and requires written permission for reprinting in online or print media. Theft of content without permission/payment is punishable by law.

Comments

  • Galen University
  • Belmopan Aggregates
  • larry waight
  • Belmopan Aggregates
  • cahal pech village resort
  • Galen University
  • Belmopan Aggregates
  • Belmopan Aggregates