Guidelines for the vaccination of children between 15 to 18 years was released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in December 2021, which was scheduled to begin from January 3, 2022. Following this, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have stated that all examinees in the upcoming offline board exams must be vaccinated before the start of the exams. The CBSE term 2 examinations will be conducted offline during March/April, the ICSE semester 2 exams will be held in March.
The international boards have also made it a priority to ensure that all students are vaccinated before the start of their January-end examinations. The education boards have also stated that even if the mode of examination changes, it would still be a priority to vaccinate all students between 15-18 years as early as possible, to ensure a greater level of safety for the students stepping out of their houses to attend offline classes, for practical work, or for school projects.
Notices have been released by CISCE and CBSE, encouraging the schools, the parents, and the children to ensure they take the vaccine soon. Subsequently, schools have begun vaccination drives and camps on the school campus, for the students from classes 9, 10, 11, and 12.
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