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Secretary for Education Dr. Uke Kombra is calling on students, teachers and parents to remain calm amidst rumours that they will be the next group of people to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
“Vaccination is voluntary and will depend on the Government’s plan to roll it out across the country.
Students and teachers will be informed accordingly but in the meantime, it is voluntary and the priority target group are the frontline health workers.”
The Secretary issued this statement after receiving information about school children in a certain province who panicked and fled their school after being misinformed that they were going to be vaccinated.
“I call on the public to stop spreading false rumours about COVID-19 and the vaccination program. This will result in fear and panic and disrupt our children’s education,” the Secretary said.