Underage Not Required To Produce Vaccination Card, JAMB Clarifies

Underage Not Required To Produce Vaccination Card, JAMB Clarifies
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Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has clarified that all candidates, clients and other members of the public below the age of 18years are not required to produce any vaccination card before being allowed access to our facilities. 

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Recall that the Board in it Weekly bulletin, revealed that  no staff and visitors would be allowed entry into its offices nationwide without evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination.

A statement signed by the Board’s spokesperson, stated that underaged persons are not covered by the NCDC Vaccination Policy.

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“You will recall that the Board had announced a policy of no vaccination card, no entry into any of its facilities nationwide but discovered that many underage candidates were making frantic efforts to get vaccinated with some even falsifying their age to be vaccinated just to access services at the Board’s facilities.

“It is to be noted that the policy, as announced by the Board, is in tandem with the NCDC policy of no vaccination, no access to public places as well as ensuring that only persons eligible for vaccination are vaccinated and issued the card,” it said.

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It added that to avoid abuse by individuals, the Board would also require evidence of being underage to allow any underage individual access to its facilities. 

“This directive is to protect the public as well as the staff of the Board from the ravaging virus and would want all and sundry to play their own part in this battle of ensuring that we have a healthy and productive population,” the statement said.

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