The vaccination for now does not include an obligation for the school. Nor is there a green pass to access. In the coming days it will be decided whether to act in this sense or not but in the meantime the debate on the vaccine continues and several hypotheses are advanced.
The latest in chronological order is that of Undersecretary for Health Andrea Costa, who evaluates an ad hoc campaign for vaccination at school.
“I think we need to get the vaccines to school – explains Costa who spoke to Rtl.- We made a proposal just yesterday. I believe that vaccination points must be provided within our school complexes. Among other things, a few years ago in our schools they were already vaccinated and this could be done from 30 August to 15 September“.
For the undersecretary it would be “a real campaign within the school and I think it is also a positive message to go among the children in the schools“, Underlining that”we cannot miss the objective of shooting in presence“.
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The Ministry of Education, for its part, is continuing the awareness campaign towards the vaccination of school staff. The 2021 school plan also provides for this: to guarantee the return to the fullness of school life, therefore, according to the CTS experts, it will be essential that teaching and non-teaching staff, throughout the national territory, ensure full participation in the vaccination campaign, contributing to the achievement of high vaccination coverage and the safe resumption of activities and relationships typical of school.
The CTS also deems it necessary to promote the vaccination of the youngest, considering that “even for students aged 12 and over, although for the latter it is known that the development of severe symptoms is an infrequent event and that fatal cases are extremely rare, nevertheless it is essential to advance rapidly in the vaccination campaign”.
It is necessary that the school community, after having played a fundamental role in promoting knowledge and compliance with anti-Covid rules, must work to make people understand the value of vaccination, both in its dimension of contagion prevention and protection of health, especially for subjects more fragile, and as a vehicle for the full recovery of the social life of the country and, in particular, of normal school life, the Ministry plan reports.
School Plan 2021, masks in the classroom and no vaccination obligation at the moment. Here is the Ministry’s proposal to the Regions [TESTO in PDF]