Extra push to vaccinate as student, faculty vaccination rates top 90%

2021-09-15 Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download
Special: Battle Against Novel Coronavirus

A student receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in a middle school in Changsha, Central China's Hunan province, Aug 14, 2021. (Photo/Xinhua)

More than 95 percent of students over 18 and faculty at Chinese schools and universities have received two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine, China Central Television reported on Wednesday.

The two-shot vaccination rate of students between 12 and 17 reached 91 percent, the report said, citing the Ministry of Education.

In April, the ministry asked local education authorities and universities to actively cooperate with vaccination efforts by local governments.

In a notice, the ministry said students and faculty should understand the importance of the vaccination drive, and its significance in safeguarding health and safety, as well as national economic and social development.

Through informed consent and the provision of free vaccinations, local education authorities and universities should help students and faculty clear doubts and raise their willingness to be vaccinated, the notice added.

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