Education Minister lauds move to vaccinate students sitting for exams



PETALING JAYA: The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF)’s move to give priority to students sitting for exams this year to get vaccinated is welcomed, says Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin (pic).

The Education Minister said the ministry had earlier proposed the idea and was thankful that it was accepted.

“Alhamdullilah! The CITF, which is chaired by Science Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, has agreed to give them the priority to get vaccinated,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday (June 17).

On June 15, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comirnaty vaccine has been approved for use for individuals aged 12 and above.

The decision was made at the 359th Drug Control Authority, which touched on the Covid-19 vaccination registration.

Separately, Radzi also said 90,000 teachers have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Radzi also shared a video of Khairy saying there were 357,000 students in Form 5 and 47,000 teachers teaching the classes that will be sitting for the SPM.

Khairy added that both ministries will work together to vaccinate students facing the exam and their teachers.

“In my opinion, those who will be sitting for public exams need to return to school to prepare for them,” Khairy said.

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