Manipur Health services urged to vaccinate persons working closely with children

The Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) said in most cases, the virus gets transmitted from adults to children, which necessitates vaccination of those working closely with children at the earliest.


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The Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) has urged the state Directorate of Health Services to make arrangements for vaccinating those who are working closely with children at the earliest.

As COVID-19 cases surge at an alarming rate in the second wave in the state, children are reported to have become infected and affected by the virus, stated a release signed by MCPCR chairperson Manibabu Phurailatpam. It has been observed that in most cases, the virus gets transmitted from adults to children, it stated.

In such a scenario, it is deemed necessary for all staffs/officials/members/chairpersons of various institutions under Child Protection services (CPS) Scheme, school bus/van drivers, parents/guardians, school authorities and staffs (teaching and non-teaching) and any individuals who are working in close proximity with children to get vaccinated at the earliest, MCPCR stated.

In light of the above matter, provisions should be made to vaccinate them by the Directorate of Health Services, Manipur, it added. 

First Published:May 21, 2021, 8:46 p.m.

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