3,356 adolescents in Brunei receive second dose of Covid vaccine


An overview of the vaccination centre at the Indoor Stadium on Dec 6. - BB

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): Some 3,356 students, aged between 12 and 17, on Monday (Dec 6) received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine as part of the campaign to inoculate adolescents nationwide.

This was said by Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Hamzah Sulaiman at the daily press conference, who added that the vaccination drive will run from Dec 6-18, involving 37,089 students from schools and institutions under the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Religious Affairs, as well as private and international schools.

Parents and guardians are advised to follow the programme schedule for their children, said the minister, while expressing confidence that the support and cooperation shown during the first dose of the campaign will also be evident in this week’s drive.

Meanwhile, adolescents were on Monday seen in queue for the inoculation, accompanied by their parents and guardians, as early as 7.30am outside vaccination centres nationwide.

According to Acting Focal Head for the Indoor Stadium Vaccination Centre Mohd Nadzri Md Adnan, some 1,307 students from Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (MSPSBS) and 218 students from Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College (Maktab Duli) were immunised on Monday.

He said the vaccination process ran smoothly as planned, thanks to the assistance of supervisory teachers and committee members.

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