COVID-19: Parents, students jubilant as govt starts vaccination drive of 15-18 age group

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Srinagar, Jan 03: Scores of children came out with their parents to be inoculated as the Government began its national vaccination drive for adolescents 15 to 18 years old.

The experts viewed the drive as the safest way to have the students return to in-person classes.

Students were seen jubilant over taking the vaccines and were hoping that this will help them in starting offline classes.

Mehrab Mushtaq (17) a student from Srinagar told the news agency that it is a good news that government has started vaccination for below 18 age group and all children must leave hesitancy and come up for vaccination so that educational sector can start functioning normally like it was before Covid-19.

Muskan Jan, another student said that starting vaccination of people below 18 age group is the best step and if this step will help us in starting offline classes then we won’t demand and pray for anything else.”

Another student Azra Fayaz said that we have suffered in the last two years due to Covid-19 and we hope this step will help us in starting offline classes.

“I want to go back to face-to-face learning, and the purpose of the vaccine is to give them some protection from the virus. I have seen what it has done to people close to me,” said Kifayat Ahmad, another student.

“I was very excited, because online school is a struggle. It is not a very good learning environment at home,” he said