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education thumb100 News24 reports that according to the Department of Basic Education (DBE), teachers and support staff who could not get the Covid-19 vaccine due to the riots in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal will still be afforded an opportunity to do so.

DBE spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga indicated that 525,000 education workers had been vaccinated so far. The department initially set itself a target of vaccinating 582,000 workers both in public and private institutions, inclusive of food handlers, hostel staff and grounds personnel. The DBE’s drive concluded last week Wednesday, but it ended with hiccups in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng as riots hit certain areas. Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga last week said the department had not expected to vaccinate 100% of its personnel because of hesitancy and other factors, but it was pleased that the numbers were high. "The Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS) will automatically reschedule appointments for those unable to attend; it is programmed to reschedule up to two missed appointments," the department said.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sesona Ngqakamba at News24

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