Editorials
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24 Jun 2021
10:18 am

Vaccinating teachers a big step closer to normality – Here’s why

Editorials

For each vaccination administered, we all are a little bit safer.

East Rand teachers wait to be vaccinated at Rabasotho Community Centre in Johannesburg, last week, on the first day of the roll-out of the vaccination for teachers. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

There has been very little positive news from the front line of the Covid-19 war, so it was encouraging to see that government stuck to its pledge to start vaccinating the more than half a million teachers and support staff in the education system. That will certainly help cut down on the spread of the virus, but also on the future need to hospitalise these people, who are some of the most vulnerable in our society, outside those who work in healthcare. This is because they interact daily with pupils who are, statistics show, increasingly falling victim themselves. Curbing the...