Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
3 minute read
24 Jun 2021
5:00 am

Covid-19 vaccines on teachers’ timetables

Reitumetse Makwea

Department says up to 582 000 teachers and staff will be vaccinated in next two weeks.

Masiqhakaze Secondary School teacher Peter Lepale waits to be vaccinated at Rabasotho Community Centre in Johannesburg on 23 June 2021, on the first day of the rollout of the vaccine programme in the basic education sector. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

Government’s stumbling vaccination plan began to build a little head of steam yesterday and feelings of hope, excitement – and worry – were the order of the day as public and private school teachers finally received their Covid-19 vaccines across the country. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi yesterday launched the teachers’ inoculation programme at the Rabasotho Community Hall in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg. Some Gauteng teachers said even though they were happy to finally get their jabs, they were worried about the very rare fatal blood clots which were previously linked to the Johnson...