Students Aged 16 and Above Need Vaccination To Return To Classes

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 03 August 2021
Students Aged 16 and Above Need Vaccination To Return To Classes

All students aged 16 years and over, as well as teachers and staff, must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter schools, education authorities.

In a tweet, the Ministry of Education (MoE) announced on Monday, that vaccination will be mandatory for anyone entering school facilities even for visiting parents.

Only those not eligible to get the vaccine are exempted from the requirement, provided they are carrying a certificate of exemption issued by the authorities, the MoE added.

“The policies mean all pupils aged 16 and above, as well as staff and all visitors, must be fully vaccinated with a UAE-approved vaccine to access the school premises, whether within or outside school hours. The vaccinations must be verified on the AlHosn app prior to returning to school at the start of the academic year,” said Amer Al Hammadi, undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek).

Students who are set to turn 16 years old after schools reopen must receive a first dose of a UAE-approved vaccine within four weeks of their birthday, which must be reflected on the AlHosn app. Parents must ensure these students complete their full vaccination journey in a timely fashion.