Tamil Nadu college reopening update: Tamil Nadu government has made Vaccination mandatory for students above 18 years of age to attend offline classes in the state.
While the announcement was made by Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian after he conducted a high-level meeting with educationists, the decision has been taken by the government amid the spread of the new Omicron variant in the country.
The minister pointed out that the Secretary, Higher Education would be writing a letter to all educational institutions. The letter would direct educational institutions to make it compulsory for students above the age of 18 to have at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to news agency IANS, the Health Minister mentioned that till now 46% of Engineering students have been vaccinated with the first dose. At present, only 12% of students have been vaccinated with both doses of COVID-19. However, the total number of people in the state who received both doses of COVID-19 vaccination is 7,43,95,424.
This apart, the number of people who received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is 4,68,99,8701 cases.