Bhubaneswar: In view of the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in Odisha capital, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to hold COVID vaccination camps in schools.
The civic body is giving importance to the vaccination of children belonging to the age group of 12 to 14 years.
A meeting in this regard was held today to expedite the vaccination in schools. Senior officials of BMC and around 70 representatives from various government and private schools in the city participated in the meeting for status of vaccination in their respective schools.
It was decided that school principals will inform the status of vaccination to the BMC through Block Education Officer for its reconciliation with the data available in dedicated portal. After receipt of database from BEO, the camp will be planned by Health Department or Office of Addl. District Public Health Officer (ADUPHO).
The school representatives present were told to inform and motivate parents for vaccination of children against COVID-19. Schools will deposit the data within three days and camps will be organised accordingly.