Vaccination Starts for Elementary School Students in Remote Areas of Kaohsiung 高雄兒童疫苗今開打 偏鄉.特教學校優先

Vaccination for elementary school students has started first for schools in the remote areas of Kaohsiung. Elementary students in Yunlin can also apply to get vaccinated at schools or local healthcare facilities approved for vaccination.  


All children sat in their seats, maintaining necessary social distance from each other. Healthcare workers then explained the vaccination process and how to take care of its side effects after. These children are students from Siaoping Elementary School in Kaohsiung and they have begun their vaccinations on the 2nd. Parents of 22 students out of 53 have agreed to get their children vaccinated.

Huang Hsiao-tsung, Principal of Siaoping Elementary School, Kaohsiung: “We have 53 students in all and the parents of 22 of them gave their consent to having their kids vaccinated. These parents are quite nervous about the vaccination. Our teachers would remind them to have their kids rest more and to have them drink plenty of water and eat fruits and vegetables after getting vaccinated. Parents took notes.”

Lin Mei-chuan, Head of Parent Teacher Association, Siaoping Elementary School: “Parents who agreed feel that vaccination offers protection not only for their kids but for the rest of the people at school. They believe that vaccination increases protection against COVID-19.”

Vaccination for children has first begun in elementary schools and schools of special education in remote areas in Kaohsiung, such as Siaoping, Xinfa, Duona, and Maolin Elementary Schools. Vaccination has also begun in Yunlin County starting on the 2nd. Parents just need to sign vaccination consent forms for their children and take them to any one of the 109 healthcare facilities approved for vaccination within the county.

Parent in Yunlin: “It should work. (What do you mean?) It should increase protection.”

Parent in Yunlin: “Many parents have a wait-and-see attitude. They are afraid of the strong side effects Moderna can bring.”


In view of more children getting infected with the coronavirus in the nation, Yunlin County Government again encourages parents to get their children vaccinated. Vaccination administered at elementary schools in Yunlin would begin as soon as the 10th. Parents can take their children to local healthcare facilities approved for vaccination if they wish to get vaccinated before the 10th. 

 

 

 

小朋友保持安全距離坐好,先由護理人員先說明施打疫苗後該注意事項,高雄大樹區小坪國小,今日上午進行兒童疫苗施打,全校53名學生中,有22名學生經家長簽署同意書接種莫德納疫苗。

高雄市大樹區小坪國小校長黃孝宗表示:「我們學校53位小朋友,裡面有22位小朋友家長同意在學校這邊施打,他們會帶著比較緊張心情來面對,所以對老師提醒他們多喝水,多休息多吃一點蔬果,這樣的交代都會特別擺在心裡。」

小坪國小家長會長林美娟說:「家長立場覺得這次施打疫苗,是在保護我們小孩,也保護我們大家,所以能提升小孩保護力。」

高雄市今日以偏遠地區和特教學校優先施打兒童疫苗,包括六龜區新發國小、茂林區多納和茂林國小以及大樹區小坪國小;而雲林縣府也從今日開始,家長若帶著兒童拿著意願書,到縣內109處合約院所也能提前施打。

雲林家長說:「就是多了一層保護。」

另一名雲林家長則提到:「還是有很多家長觀望,因為怕打莫德納會有副作用啊。」

雖然還是有家長持著觀望態度,但雲縣府表示,面對近期兒童染疫增加,除學校發給家長施打意願書,最快在5月10日安排學校集中疫苗施打,如果家中孩子有意願提前施打兒童疫苗,可帶著意願書到縣內109處合約院所接種。

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