Some 24% of students vaccinated nationwide
TEHRAN – A total of 1,572,380 students, or 24% of the target group aged 12 to 18 across the country, have received the two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, Azam Goudarzi, a ministry official said on Saturday. Health.
To date, 5,607,827 students aged 12 to 18 have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, she added, IRNA reported.
Eighty-five percent of students across the country have so far been vaccinated to gain immunity to the virus, she noted.
About 6,305,000 students studying in the country, who have received the Sinopharm vaccine, she also said.
With the decline in COVID-19 cases, schools are gradually reopening with a delay of a month or two depending on health protocols.
Pupils in grades 10, 11 and 12 attended schools on Saturday, while students in grades 7, 8 and 9, as well as elementary students, will be attending school from the beginning of November 22.
All educational centers in Iran have been closed since February 2020.
To keep students in touch with their studies, the Department of Education on April 9 launched a home mobile app, called SHAD, offering students distance learning programs. More than 60 percent of students and 94 percent of teachers attended 64 percent of classes through the SHAD app, whose acronym in Persian translates to Student Education Network.
In addition, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) also started broadcasting educational television programs on a daily basis after the schools were closed.
Due to vaccination and reduced transmission, schools have been gradually reopening since September, and around 15 million students across the country can benefit from face-to-face education with strict adherence to health protocols during school hours. class.
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