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State govt to examine possibility of vaccinating II PU students before exams


Team Udayavani, Jun 1, 2021, 6:05 PM IST

Bengaluru: Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar informed that the Karnataka government has decided to examine the possibility of administering Covid-19 vaccines on second pre-university (II PU equivalent to Class 12) students before conducting board examinations later this year.

According to the minister, a decision will be taken after further discussions with more health experts, officials, and the minister.

“Some experts have recommended us to do so. However, a final call will be taken after discussing with Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar,” Kumar said.

Sources in the education department added that conducting the drive looks challenging at present as most II PU students are 17 years old, while the Covid vaccination drive is open at present to only those aged 18 and above.

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