Such countries actually exist where the beginning of the school year depends on when children are protected against Delta. I wish health-care authorities in Denmark had insisted on this, too. It (almost) goes without saying that children in Cuba have been wearing face masks throughout the pandemic. Judging by the many photos I've seen, I get the impression that they even understand that a face mask has to cover the nose! Amazing!The COVID-19 vaccination strategy in pediatric age groups is already a fact, since the resumption of the school year depends on it, along with necessary sanitary measures which must continue to be rigorously followed, and a safely conducted process.
Regarding the vaccination process, which began in the first days of September, Minister of Education Ena Elsa Velásquez Cobiella reported, on the Cuban television program Mesa Redonda, that three vaccination groups have been established, taking into consideration established priorities.
To be vaccinated first, she explained, are students in 12th grade, those in their third year of technical-vocational education, as well as those in the third or fourth years of pedagogical training, which will allow them to resume classroom coursework on October 4, after they have received the third dose.
The second group, she continued, consists of students between 12 and 18 years of age, including sixth grade students, who began the vaccination regimen on September 5. Their academic year will resume November 8, in person.
Primary school children, who make up the third group, will begin vaccination on September 15, and will start school in classrooms on November 15.
The Minister explained that the start date for in-person classes may vary in different areas, depending on the local vaccination schedule and the campaign’s progress in each case.
When will all students in Cuba be vaccinated? (Granma.cu, Sep 8, 2021)
¡Hasta la victoria siempre!