Bahrain: Under the Directiveness of the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the school health department continues the drive of routine vaccination campaigns for school-going young students in the schools of Bahrain.
According to the updates, the vaccination campaigns have been organized under the joint cooperation and vision of the School Services Administration and the School Health Department with licensing management and monitoring of schools in the Ministry of Education. In addition, the vaccination camps are being conducted in both private and public education institutions in the country, said reports.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Health of Bahrain has been playing a vital role and participating actively as part of its ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of the community. The reports said that the School Health Department annually follows up on the completion of routine vaccination campaigns for the vulnerable in public and private schools in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The annual vaccination drive takes place in cooperation and joint coordination with the School Services Administration, licensing management and monitoring of schools in the Ministry of Education, as the vaccination campaign kicks off in schools in November of every year.
Moreover, these joint efforts come from the importance of continuing to provide preventive services against infectious diseases and ensuring that all students meet and receive the necessary and approved vaccinations, with the Kingdom of Bahrain following high coverage rates each year so that all age groups get the required vaccines.
The reports have further confirmed that the importance of students completing the vaccinations recommended under the Expanded Immunization Program in the Kingdom of Bahrain lies in improving immunity and prevention against infectious diseases.
Meanwhile, the students in the preparatory stage in public and private schools are vaccinated with the high doses of tetanus vaccine, diphtheria and whooping cough by school health department nurses. Reports confirmed.
It is noteworthy that mechanisms have been put in place to track students who still need to complete vaccinations in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Primary Health Care Centres to ensure that all students receive these vaccinations as per the strategy of the Ministry of Preventive Health.