Government relaxed conditions for student vaccination
Published: 05:19 PM, 7 January 2022
The government has relaxed the condition of showing birth registration as required to bring 12 to 18 years old students under the COVID virus vaccination.
Under the new rules, parents are not required to provide a birth registration number for a child born after 2001.
Deputy Registrar General of the Office of the Registrar General Osman Bhuiyan confirmed by signing an office order on Thursday night.
The order states that birth registration is required for students to be vaccinated against CODID-19 through the safety app. In case of birth registration of a child born after 2001, there are rules for giving birth registration number of parents in BDRIS Software. It has been decided to register the birth of the students without the birth registration of the parents for registration through the vaccination and protection app of Covid-19.
It further said that all concerned have been asked to complete the registration process in a minimum time without birth registration of the parents on the basis of the certificate issued by the head of the educational institution to complete the registration through the safety app for the vaccination of 12 to 18 year old students.
The government decided at a cabinet meeting on Thursday to ban 12 years old students from going to school without vaccinations, as COVID virus infections are slowly increasing in the country.
COVID virus vaccination for 12-18 years old students began on November 1 last year across the country. On the same day, the Minister of Education Dipu Moni and Health Minister Zahid Maleque inaugurated the vaccination program.