The education commissioner, Mumbai, release directive observing the lower attendance on the day of vaccination in schools across Mumbai. The circular has been released to schools to ensure the 100% attendance of students during MR vaccine drive.
As I have reported last week, on the day of the drive, 1.6 students have been vaccinated, the figure crossed 4 lakh. Across 1320 schools in Mumbai, 4.3 children received the vaccine. This to note, the drive has been started since 27th Nov 2018. Though there are 72% of all children reported, 28% is yet to vaccinated because they stayed away or absence in schools during this drive.
The authority is reluctant because of absence, the objective to fight diseases 100% and so they want 100% coverage. According to the circular release by nodal officer Rajesh Shinde, the management must connect to parents and hold a discussion to remove any doubts about the vaccine and must ensure the %100 attendance.
This to note, across the state of Maharashtra, 85 lakh children have been vaccinated so far.
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