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|Hanoi starts vaccinating children aged 15 - 17 against COVID-19 on November 23. (Photo: VNA)|
Hanoi – Given that the COVID-19 vaccination for children goes on at an expected pace, high school students in Hanoi will be allowed to return to school in December, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Education and Training Pham Xuan Tien said on November 22.
Hanoi was to begin COVID-19 vaccine rollout for high school students (aged 15 – 17) on November 23, Tien said, noting that it was expected to be completed on November 28. Schools have been promptly reviewing their students’ records for the vaccination to start soon, he said.
Tien added that after that the capital city will start inoculating secondary school students.
Secondary schools in the suburban district of Ba Vi were the first to welcome back their students, with ninth graders resuming in-person learning since November 8 after months of learning online. Others in low-risk suburban districts and towns are scheduled to reopen between November 22 – 24.
Based on the pandemic’s developments, the Department of Education and Training will coordinate with the municipal Department of Health to develop and submit to the Hanoi People’s Committee a next return-to-school roadmap for local students.