Delhi Schools would not reopen till the vaccination process is completed

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the schools in Delhi would not resume for now. He doesn’t want to take any risk till the vaccination process is completed.  “Internationally, there is a trend of a resurgence of Covid-19 through a third wave; hence, until the vaccination process is completed for everyone, we cannot risk lives of children,” Kejriwal said during the inauguration of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccination programme in west Delhi.

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The chief minister hailed off the programme at a government polyclinic in Paschim Vihar.

Delhi chief minister hailed off the program at a government polyclinic in Paschim Vihar. Pneumococcal diseases are bacterial infections caused by bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus. Pneumococcal diseases are the main source of bleakness and mortality in kids under 2 years. The vaccine will shield them from infections like pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis.

It generally costs Rs. 1,500-6,000, yet will be regulated for free at Delhi government’s centres. Each child will get three doses of vaccine at the age of one and a half months, three months and a half months, and nine months respectively.

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Arvind Kejriwal Urging guardians to get their kids vaccinated.

Urging guardians to get their kids vaccinated, Kejriwal said, “Till now, children of Delhi were administered vaccines for 12 diseases. From today, we are administering vaccines for pneumonia that will protect children from the disease.” According to Kejriwal, the vaccine would defend children from death.  “Earlier, children under the age of 5 were gravely affected by pneumonia, even deaths were recorded.”

Arvind Kejriwal said from Friday vaccines will be available at 600 vaccination centres in Delhi. “This is a very expensive injection. It costs between Rs 1,500 and Rs 6,000 and each child needs three doses. Naturally, it is unaffordable for the common public, so Delhi government will provide it for free at its centres,” Kejriwal said. “This is a step forward towards Delhi government’s resolve to improve and strengthen the healthcare system and infrastructure of Delhi.”

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